Indian polls result won’t affect Indo-Bangla relation : Quader
Published : Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 650
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the Indian election results would not impact the existing strong relations between Bangladesh and India.
Bangladesh-India relation is the relationship between state-to-state and people-to-people, he said.
He came up with the remark as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das paid a courtesy call to him at his secretariat office in the capital.
The minister said, "It was a courtesy call of the Indian High Commissioner. We discussed the progress of the ongoing projects and some other new projects as well."
Referring to the longstanding bilateral relation with India, the AL minister said Bangladesh always attaches the priority to the relation with India, especially to the connectivity between the two neighbouring states.
"We want to strengthen this existing warm relation with India and this issue also got priority during the meeting with Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das," he added.
Quader said buses and trucks were imported from India under the Line of Credit. Besides, Akhaura-Kishoreganj, Akhaura- Moynamoti four-lane and construction of bridges over Feni River would take the existing relations between the two countries to a new height.
Replying to a query on paddy price the AL General Secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had already directed the ministry concerned to investigate the matter whether it was any sabotage or attempt to tarnish the image of the government.
Quader categorically said the present government is working very sincerely and cordially to resolve any problem of the farmers as it has undertaken different realistic measures to resolve the ongoing problems.
Asked about the participation of BNP Chairperson Begum Zia in Bogura-6 constituency by-election, the AL General Secretary said the Election Commission (EC) would oversee this issue and the government had nothing to say in this regard.