Senior Correspondent: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called on the government to disclose the deals that will be signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India tour.
The BNP leader came up with call while addressing a function marking 11th imprisonment day of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity organised by Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh – a front of the party.
Fakhrul said, “I came to know through newspapers that Bangladesh is going to sign security and military deal with India. I am urging the government to disclose the proposed deal upholding people’s rights to know. Deals can be signed between countries. But it cannot be happened that people will be unaware of the deal. It’s Republic. People have rights to know about what the government is doing. Disclosing the deal being signed is mandatory.”
“The deals which have been signed as of today have not been made public. It is unacceptable,” he added.
Criticising the government for its failure in reaching Teesta water sharing agreement with India, Fakhrul said, “We need no know what the government is doing and when the deal is going to be signed.”
With the vice-president of Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh MA Kuddus in the chair, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, among others, addressed the function.
risingbd/DHAKA/Mar 9, 2017/Reza/Amirul