April 10, 2017 - 3:35pm
Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday asked the government to make public all deals signed with India during prime minister Shaikh Hasina’s ongoing tour of India.
'It has been clearly stated in the constitution that if the government sighs any agreement with foreign countries, it must be placed before the parliament,' said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Addressing a news briefing at BNP central office, Rizvi said the present Awami League government has signed many agreements with India but none of those was placed or discussed before parliament. He said this is clear violation of the constitution.
Rizvi demanded immediate publishing of all the agreements with India before the people of the country. He said prime minister Sheikh Hasina during her current visit to India signed 36 agreements defying public opinion. He said signing agreements with India or any other country, without informing people of the country is certainly for 'ill-purpose'. Independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh were neglected in such deals, he alleged.