JP leaders meet Narendra Modi

Staff Correspondent

27 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will always stand by Bangladesh and the genuine friendship between the two countries will remain immortal.

The Indian premier made the comment while a four-member delegation of main opposition in parliament Jatiya Party (JP) called on him at a hotel in the capital on Friday, said a press release.

Opposition Leader in parliament and Chief Patron of JP Raushan Ershad, Deputy Leader of the opposition and JP Chairman GM Quader, Secretary-General of the party Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, and Co-chairman ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader were present during the meeting.

The JP delegation during the meeting raised the longstanding issue of resolving the water-sharing of Teesta and other 54 common rivers with India, and urged Modi to take effective measures to resolve the issue with Bangladesh.

They also discussed about increasing connectivity between the two countries, further improving relationship and strengthening the existing friendly relationship between Bangladesh and India.

The JP leaders also requested Modi to introduce on-arrival visa for Bangladeshi citizens, increase people to people connectivity and urged him to increase scholarship for Bangladeshi students.

The Indian Prime Minister said he felt honoured attending the historic arrangement of Bangladesh.

“Narendra Modi said the genuine friendship between Bangladesh and India will remain immortal. India will always stand by Bangladesh,” JP said quoting the Indian premier.

Talking to daily sun about their meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, GM Quader said, “He heard our statements but didn’t give any specific reply.”