March 13, 2017 - 4:07pm
Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday criticising prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks said if Khaleda had given undertaking to sell gas to India for assuming office in 2001, then to whom she (Hasina) signed undertaking to come in power in 2014.
‘A prime minister of a country should not make such irresponsible remarks which she had made, it indicated Bangladesh’s internal issues even changes in power is interfered by the foreign powers’, he said.
Earlier on Saturday, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, alleged that the BNP came to power in 2001 through giving undertaking to sell gas to India addressing the national council session of Bangladesh Juba Mahila League in the capital. Referring to prime minister’s claim that then agents of RAW and officials of the US embassy passed their time at ‘Hawa Bhaban’ just before the 2001 election, Fakhrul said there is a public perception that foreign agents rather frequently pass time at the prime minister’s residence. ‘We don’t know who are they (foreign agents), but there is a public perception and if it so, the prime minister should give explanation about it’, he said while addressing a press conference at party’s central office at Nayapaltan in the city.
The BNP leader also asked the prime minister to make public the agendas and agreements she would discuss or sign with Indian government during her upcoming visit to India. ‘The people of the country would not tolerate, If the prime minister signs any agreement during her visit which goes against country’s sovereignty and national interest’, he said.