National committee Convener Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah and Member Secretary Professor Anu Mohammad said this in a statement issued after Sheikh Hasina’s press conference yesterday.
Prof Anu Muhammad, member-secretary of the National Committee said: “There are many exaggerations and wrong information in her speech.”
The statement reads that people of the country found some hopes after knowing that the prime minister was going to arrange a press briefing on Rampal issue.
“The prime minister has spoken on the old arguments in her speech on which we have given explanation earlier in our open letter to the prime minister on July 28. She presented some logic that cited the loss in Baropukuria Coal mine and examples of some other countries,” the statement reads.
The statement said: “People hoped that the primer’s conference will emphasise on issues raised by independent experts and she will consider public opinion to save the Sundarbans by scrapping Rampal power plant.
“But it is unfortunate what she said … influenced by the company’s advertising campaign.”
The National Committee also alleges that the BNP leader has spread confusions over the movement through her speech, and on the other hand, the premier tried to foil the movement taking into account Khaleda’s speech.
In reaction to Hasina’s questioning the sources of funds for the movement, the statement said that they were opposing the project based on scientific data and evidence, and that the people joined them spontaneously.