Left leaders dissatisfied at Jaishankar’s trip

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:53, Aug 23,2019


Leaders of Left Democratic Alliance at a meeting on Thursday expressed dissatisfactions at the outcome of the two-day tour of Bangladesh by Indian minister for external affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Jaishankar avoided discussing any issue that was important for the interests of Bangladesh and he did not give any hope to resolve the water sharing issue with Bangladesh, they said.

He did not give any specific commitment on the issue of sharing water of Teesta river but he proposed a new formula to resolve water crisis between Bangladesh and India over common 54 rivers.

The new proposal of India would create more complexity between two countries, the leaders said.

Moreover, Indian government was trying to take water of Feni river unilaterally, they said. They called on the government of Bangladesh to make public the issues of discussion taken place between the two foreign ministers.

Referring to the issue of Kashmir, which Jaishankar claimed to be an internal issue of India, the left leaders said that the Jammu-Kashmir issue was a settled one for a long time.

But the recent step of the BJP government dropping article 370 would create unrests in Kashmir and it would create political unrests in the South Asian region, they said.

The imperialist political forces would try to interrupt in the Kashmir issue, they said.

The meeting held at Communist Party of Bangladesh central office chaired by coordinator of the combine United Communist League general secretary Mosarraf Hossain Nannu.

CPB general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam, Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq, Ganosamhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki, Socialist Party of Bangladesh central leader Bazlur Rashid Firoz, SPB(Marxist) central leader Manas Nandi, and Samajtantrik Andolan convener Hamidul Haque also attended the meeting.

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