It’s now ‘BD-India joint venture’, says BNP about current govt

It’s now ‘BD-India joint venture’, says BNP about current govt


BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Friday alleged that the country is now run by a Bangladesh-India joint venture, a style seen in Bangla movies. “Bangla movies are made by a Dhaka-Kolkata joint venture. In the same style, the country is now run by a Bangladesh-India joint venture, and detectives of the two countries are ‘producing it’,” he quipped. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.

Speaking at a discussion he further said, “Bangladesh is lone investor in this joint venture…It completely depends on the decision of the Indian intelligence who will be the villain, hero and guest artiste in Bangladesh now.” Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Projonmo 71 arranged the discussion titled ‘Political Instability: Democracy’s Future’ at the Jatiya Press Club.

Gayeshwar, however, said their party hopes as a leader of a democratic country India will show a positive attitude towards restoration of democratic rights of Bangladesh people. He urged India to make friendship with the people of Bangladesh instead of marinating friendly relations with a particular party or person. “The people of Bangladesh want it.”

The BNP leader also said the country’s current problem will not be resolved if Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is banned now. “Can you (govt) guarantee that the country’s problem will be resolved and there will be no vote rigging in upazila and union parishad polls if Jamaat is banned? If it’s possible, let’s ban Jamaat. But, we know you can’t give this guarantee.”

He said it is true that Jamaat had taken a position against the country’s independence during the Liberation War, but it has been doing politics after the liberation accepting the existence and independence of Bangladesh. Gayeshwar criticised the government for what he said its repressive acts against opposition leaders and activists only to cling to power.

He called upon his party leaders and activists to take to the streets defying the government’s repressive measures to restore democracy. “The government will put us behind bars whether we do anything or not. So, let’s go to jail doing something.”


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