BNP wants abrogation of deals made with India

Salman Tareque Sakil
Published : 00:00, Oct 18, 2019 | Updated : 00:00, Oct 18, 2019

A general view of BNP’s Nayapaltan headquarters in Dhaka. PHOTO/BANGLA TRIBUNEA division of opinion has taken form within the Jatiya Oikya Front over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s trip to India. While one of the major allies of the front, BNP wants to give it importance, Gano Forum, another ally, is unwilling to keep the matter within the agenda.
On Wednesday (Oct 16), Gano Forum General Secretary, Dr Reza Kibria, said: “Oikko Front will have a rally on 22 October next where policy makers will be given an indication about future programmes.”
BNP standing committee member Iqbal Hassan Mahmud Tuku said that the front has to be vocal in demanding the abrogation of deals made with India.
The need to bring the killing of Abrar to the front was also raised by JSD joint president Taniya Rab, Nagorik Oikko’s Dr Zahed ur Rahman and Shahidullah Kaiser.
Several officials of BNP have said that the agreements made with India are unfair. One of the main organisers of the front, Ganoshastha chief Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, said: “The rally will feature a call to prevent tragedies like Abrar killing, the overall state of the country and the deals made with India.”
We are not anti-India but want to oppose unjust agreements, he added.
Dr Reza Kibria is the son of late Shah A M S Kibria, who was killed in a grenade attack in 2005.xxxxxxx