Bnp commits to back Govt for securing share of common rivers

Bnp commits to back Govt for securing share of common rivers

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BNP yesterday extended unconditional support to the government to realise due share of common waters.
“The entire people of Bangladesh are united on the question of water sharing. There is no difference amongst Awami League, BNP, Jatiya Party or Communist Party on the issue,” said BNP spokesperson Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon yesterday.Addressing a press conference at party headquarters at Naya Paltan, he expressed deep concern over the Indian government’s move to implement three inter-river linking projects in the upstream of the Brahmmaputra River.
“It is the government responsibility to realise fair water share of common rivers…but the BNP is ready to provide all sorts of cooperation over the issue,” he said.
The BNP leader called upon the government to bring the issue across the table with the Indian government to resolve it through discussion.
Ripon, also international affairs secretary of BNP, said Bangladesh’s environment will face disastrous consequence if India goes ahead with its river-linking projects.
“Bangladesh will turn into a desert in the dry season,” he said adding that the Indian government’s decision only can be compared with death sentence.
The BNP leader also called upon the government to summon the Indian High Commissioner at the Foreign Ministry to explain the latest over the river linking projects.
He criticised the silence of water resource minister over the issue and observed that foreign ministry should be involved over the issue.
The BNP leader said the government would have nothing to do if India starts the work of the projects.
“Thus, the government will have to create pressure on India to refrain from this project and bring it to across the table.
Kazi Asad, Abdus Salam Azad and Asadul Karim Shahin, among others, were present on the occasion. – Staff Reporter

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