DHAKA: Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the ICT affairs adviser to the Prime Minister, has denied holding a meeting with Israel’s Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi in Washington DC of USA as BBC Bangla reported earlier.
Accusing the Israeli politician of lying, Joy in a Facebook post early yesterday said that he (Safadi) is willing to lie for the BNP also proves that he is involved in a conspiracy with the BNP.
“I have never met Safadi, either in Washington or anywhere else. He is lying. That he is willing to lie for the BNP also proves that he is involved in a conspiracy with the BNP. Otherwise why would he lie on their behalf ?,” Joy wrote.
Joy came up with the reaction two days after BBC Bangla in a report cited that in an interview with BBC, Safadi said he had met Joy last year at the latter’s office in Washington DC, USA while his meeting with BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury in India was in April this year.
He said: “It is also shameful that BBC Bangla actually broadcast this obviously fake interview without verifying facts …. this really hurts their credibility as a news source.”
Joy said the BNP is such a stupid party, that even when they lie they make stupid mistakes. “I would like the BNP and Safadi to answer one question. Where in Washington did he meet me? At an event? In someone else’s office?”
“The first stupid mistake they have made is that I have not been to any events or office in Washington in at least 3-4 years. The only meetings I have had are private ones with government officials. So where could he have met me?” Joy added.
Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif also denied holding a meeting between Joy and Safadi, saying BNP leaders cooked up a drama relating to hide BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury’s conspiracy.
“The news item, broadcasted on BBC Bangla service, relating to recent talks between Sajeeb Wazed Joy and the Israeli ruling Likud Party member Mendi Al Safadi was nothing but a cooked up drama. Awami League will dispatch a rejoinder on the news item to BBC Bangla service,” he told a press conference on Saturday.