Bnp doesn't support militancy, terrorism – Modi told

Bnp doesn’t support militancy, terrorism – Modi told


BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the policy paper handed over to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has made it’s position clear on militancy and terrorism stating that it does not support any of them, according to party insiders.
The paper said the BNP is no threat to Indian and made it clear that the party never supported militancy and terrorism and will never support them in future either, sources said.“During her meeting with Modi, the BNP chief has also become successful to convince Delhi that BNP will not do anything against the interest of India or its people,” said a senior BNP leader preferring to anonymity.
He said the BNP chief and party leaders and activists have become optimistic after what they said the fruitful and much awaited meeting between Modi and Khaleda.
“We are happy that Indian premier gave us 45 minutes from his hectic schedule of his visit and we have got the opportunity to discuss wide range of issues including country’s political scenario,” the leader said.
Khaleda led the seven-member high profile BNP delegation during her meeting with the Indian premier at Hotel Sonargaon that included a 15-minute tête-à-tête with Modi.
The BNP, which was much delighted after change of power of Congress-led UPA government in the largest democratic country, has long been waiting Khaleda’s meet with Modi during the latter’s maiden visit in Dhaka despite ruling Awami League government’s alleged lobby against it, said party insiders.
He also said the BNP chief seemed “delightful and consent” when she talked with us after her around 15 minutes tete-a-tete with Modi.
The BNP chief has able to remove Delhi’s distrust and misunderstanding on them because of its major ally with Jamaat-e-Islami that India considers as a radical and fundamentalist religious outfit, said another leader.
“Our party chief has unequivocally informed Modi that BNP believes in democracy and does not support any religious fundamentalism and militancy,” he added.
The BNP leader said Khaleda Zia seemed positive while she was talking to some party leaders at her Gulshan political office on Sunday night following her meeting with Modi.
“We did not see her so delightful in the recent days like she was on that night,” he added.
BNP standing committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman said the between Modi and BNP chairperson was definitely positive for BNP.
“We would have become happier had he mentioned Ziaur Rahman’s prominent role in establishing SAARC in his Sunday’s speech,” he said.
Modi seemed agreed with most of the issues raised by the BNP delegation including the one that the January 5 national election was one-sided and voter less and that democracy was absent in the country and the need for holding an early election in Bangladesh to restore democracy and for sustainable development, according to insides.
“When BNP chief raised the issue of government’s oppression on opposition leaders, Modi said he is aware of this issue,” said a BNP leader.
He further said Modi addressed Khaleda as madam and showed his gesture towards her was very impressive. He addressed madam as the former prime minister of Bangladesh instead of BNP chairperson.
Meanwhile, party sources said, the former premier is likely to hold a meeting of party senior leaders soon to discuss the latest development in the political arena particularly following the visit of Narendra Modi and review the city polls, organisation activities and strategies. – Staff Reporter


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