Bilateral issues with India to be settled soon, says Quader | 2019-05-25 |

Bilateral issues with India to be settled soon, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

24th May, 2019 10:42:24 printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has hoped that all bilateral issues, including Teesta water sharing, between Bangladesh and India will be settled soon as the Narendra Modi-led party is going to form government for a second consecutive term.

“The Land Boundary Agreement between Bangladesh and India has been signed due to his courage and prudence.  So, all the longstanding disputes will be settled during the upcoming tenure of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Quader, also Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, expressed the hope while addressing a press briefing after emerging from a secretary-level meeting at AL President Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday.

Quader said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his party’s landslide victory in the Indian general election.

Replying to a question, Quader said that the government will not commit such an inhuman act like killing BNP chief Khaleda Zia in jail.

“The Sheikh Hasina-led government is humanitarian enough on this issue. She (Khaleda Zia) has been languishing in jail as per the court verdict,” he said.

“There will be no scope for any opportunists during strengthening grass roots except tested and dedicated leaders through council,” he said.

Quader said the AL secretariat meeting was held to discuss the issue of national conference in October and organisational tour of the party.

Besides, the meeting discussed national and organisational activities, ‘Mujib Year’, he said.