Want good relations, not quarrel, with India: Fakhrul

Want good relations, not quarrel, with India: Fakhrul

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) does not want quarrel but good relations with India, said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday.
“We do not want any quarrel with India. We want to maintain good relations between he two countries based on equality and dignity,” he said while addressing a discussion meeting on Maulana Bhasani and the historic long march towards Farakkah.
The BNP leader blamed the subservient policy of the ruling Awami League for its failure to sign a Teesta water sharing agreement with India.“We have been hearing that there would be an agreement on Teesta water sharing ever since the AL returned to power in 2008 but it is yet to materialise. Teesta agreement will not be signed because rights cannot be achieved with a loyal state of mind,” he said.
Fakhrul said that many districts in western part of the county are turning into a desert but it is regretful that the government is not taking any effective measures to reverse the trend caused by excessive diversion of river water at upstream.
The meeting organised by Bhasani Smriti Parishad was held at the National Press Club with its president Ziaul Haque Milu in the chair.
Fakhrul said members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were involved in abduction of 22 persons in Dhaka. He said RAB had been established to curb terrorism and militancy and they got popularity at the initial stage but the present government started using the elite force for political ends.
The BNP spokesperson called upon the youth people to come forward to raise their voice against the misdeeds of the government and join the movement like 1952, ’69, ’71 and ’90.
“Country’s independence now is at stake and there is no time left to remain silent,” he said. The present situation has emerged due to use of RAB for political purposes.
Referring to seven murders in Narayanganj, he said citizens are not safe because rise in killings, enforced disappearances and abductions. The BNP leader said the government wants to cling to power depending on difference forces of the country.
BNP joint secretary general Md Shajahan, Noor Mohammad and journalist Ershad Majumder, among others, also addressed, the function. – Staff Reporter

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