None can stop water flow, Hasina over Teesta water issue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said nobody could stop water flow towards Bangladesh.

“We are in the downstream and thus water will come down.  None will be able to stop the flow of water,” she said responding to a query over Teesta water sharing between Bangladesh and India.

The premier was briefing media at her official residence Gono Bhaban in Dhaka about the outcome of her four-day visit to India.

“India prime minister has pledged to sign the agreement. We can wait with patience for signing it, she said.

She said India built a barrage at Gazaldoba point on Teesta river when BNP was in power. But the then government did not raise its voice against this, she said.

“Now we are facing the consequence of the barrage,” Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, said.

She returned home ending her four-day state visit to India last evening.

On Friday, Hasina along with her entourage left Dhaka on the official visit to India where Dhaka and New Delhi signed 34 instruments in the forms of agreements, MoUs and bilateral documents after the two premiers' talked at the Hyderabad House.

Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India, by placing a wreath at his Samadhi in Rajghat.

The two prime ministers unveiled the Hindi edition of Bangabandhu's autobiography "Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu".

Sheikh Hasina honoured Indian Armed Forces members who embraced martyrdom in Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War.

At the end of her tour, Sheikh Hasina joined a reception accorded by India Foundation and attended a business event in New Delhi.

It was Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's maiden official visit to India after her present government was voted to power through the January 5 elections in 2014.

The premier last paid her official visit to India in January 2010 which was reciprocated by her Indian counterpart in June 2015.

source: Daily star