The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina had failed to bring a ‘single bucket’ of water from India in last eight years despite having warm and friendly relationship with the government of the neighboring country.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office made the remarks.
He said the prime minister would go to India on Friday to take part in the inauguration function of a building and to receive a doctorate degree.
Rizvi said the issue of Teesta river water sharing was not included in the meeting agenda but it was one of the key issue for the people of Bangladesh.
Whereas the ruling Awami League had been announcing for last eight years that they were going to ink Teesta deal with India, he lamented.
The present ‘illegal’ government has been giving away everything without caring about the consents of Bangladesh people to India but could not realise Bangladesh people’s just share of water of common rivers, Rizvi said.
The BNP leader alleged that Chhatra Dal central vice-president Faisal Ahmed Sazal went missing two days ago.
Rizvi blamed the law enforcing agencies for picking up Sazal, saying the way young leaders and activists of the opposition party were being picked up, arrested and subjected to enforced disappearance.
The BNP leader demanded immediate recovery of Sazal.
The BNP leader said the government was out to eliminate the opposition party leaders ahead of the next parliament election in the name of carrying anti-drug drives across the country.
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