BJP’s win another shot in the arms of Hindu radicalism: Humayun Kabir
Former Ambassador Humayun Kabir on Thursday said the victory of BJP in the Indian elections would not impact the relations between Bangladesh and India.
He came up with the observation in an impromptu reaction while being interviewed by the Daily Observer on Thursday.
Humayun Kabir said: "I think the ongoing relation between Bangladesh and India will not see any change as both the countries need each other. During the BJP regime, Awami League is also in power."
The former diplomat said the poll results may prove the apprehension of rise of the rightwing Hindu religious forces in India. The rise of any form of religious forces should not be welcomed for the sake of humanity, he said.
About the BJP leaders' statements against the Bangalees from Bangladesh residing in India, Humayun Kabir said the statements are political rhetoric. He, however, said, if the BJP makes the rhetoric true, this will be really a matter of apprehension.
On Teesta water sharing he said: "I don't see any possibility of getting water from Teesta as Trinamool Congress is still in power in West Bengal."
About the victory of BJP, he said people voted them to power. This is the fact whether we like it or not.
On the BJP's result in West Bengal, Humayun Kabir who served as deputy high commissioner in Kolkata, said there is now absence of democratic practice in West Bengal ruled by Trinamool Congress for which BJP got the scope for its rise.
"Even leftists are joining the BJP to save themselves from the iron hand of Trinamool Congress regime."