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No Teesta agreement Govt’s failure, says Bnp

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BNP considers no agreement on Teesta water sharing with India as the failure of Awami League-led government.
“It is certainly a failure of the government as no deal was signed on Teesta water sharing during Modi’s visit. The whole nation is disappointed,” said BNP international affairs secretary Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon.Addressing a press briefing at party’s headquarters at Naya Paltan in the city, he said many deals were signed during Modi’s visit to Bangladesh but people are not aware about their full contents.
The dispute over sharing of Teesta waters remained unsettled during the recent first-ever visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – what has been dubbed as the “dawn of a new era”.
A total of 22 deals were inked during the visit which included highlighted connectivity the historic land boundary agreement that India waited over three decades to resolve.
“We as well as the people want to know the details of those deals,” Ripon said.
In response to questions on whether moving complaints with Modi regarding “democracy in the country” was justified, Ripon said BNP believed it will be of no major harm.
“We know the government has signed a number of deals with India but we as well as the people do not know about their contents. We hope that the government will disclose the contents of the deals,” he said.
Replying to a question, the BNP spokesperson said they do not like interference of other countries in the internal affairs of Bangladesh.
“BNP does not do politics of allegation and complain but as a democratic country India should know about farcical election being held in Bangladesh in the name of vote and election,” he said.
Referring to the government stand to show zero tolerance to terrorism, Ripon said the BNP also wants to show zero tolerance to militancy and terrorism and the party believes in it.
He termed BNP as a moderate democratic party and said they want change of government through election not through other means.
Replying to a question, he said the BNP is ready to sit with the government for a dialogue on any issue.
“BNP believes in resolving any problem through discussion and that’s why the party is ready to sit on a dialogue over any issues,” he added.
The BNP leader demanded the release of senior party leaders including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir before the holy month of Ramazan.
Habibur Rahman Habib, Nazimuddin Alam, Syed Moazzem Hossian Alam and ABM Mosharraf Hossain, among others, were present at the press briefing.
Meanwhile, BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan and joint secretary general Md Shahjahan have been hospitalised.
They were admitted to United Hospital as they are suffering from several health complexities including high blood pressure and diabetes, according to Syrul Kabir Khan, a staff of BNP chairperson’s media wing.
He said doctors removed a tumour from larynx (throat) of Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday while Mohammad Shajahan under went a prostate operation yesterday. – Staff Reporter

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