BNP critical of recent deals with India

Staff Correspondent

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that signing some recent agreements with India is tantamount to sell the sovereignty of Bangladesh.

“I think, allowing India to use Chittagong and Mongla ports and setting up coastal surveillance radar system in Bangladesh is tantamount to selling our sovereignty,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statement addressing a protest rally organised by Bangladesh Shammilito Peshajibi Parishad in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.

“During the Prime Minister’s visit to India, we hoped that she would bring a solution of distribution of Teesta water. But the incumbent government couldn’t realise due share of the water of Teesta river during its regime,” he added.

Moudud Ahmed also criticised the Prime Minister for her recent clarification made at a press conference about the water sharing of the Feni river.

“Abrar has been killed due to stop his voice for his criticizing speech and exercising freedom of expression. That’s why we are calling to observe the day (day of killing of the BUET student Abrar Fahad) as Abrar Day,” he added.              

The BNP standing committee member said the only way of staging protest against killing of people took place during last 10 years, release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and freedom of democracy is taking to street.

“A democratic and elected government will have to be formed through ousting the incumbent government, through movement. And country’s all political parties, patriotic, democratic and nationalist parties have to make the movement successful,” he added.