‘Appeasing-India motive’ worked behind signing ‘anti-state’ deals: BNP
BNP senior leaders on Saturday alleged that the government has signed 'anti-state' deals with India only to hang onto power by appeasing the neighbouring country.
Speaking at a rally, they also urged people to wage a united movement to protect the country's interests and sovereignty by ensuring the fall of the current government and thus value the blood of slain Buet student Abrar Fahad.
"We think the deals with India on withdrawal of Fen River water, use of Chattogram and Mongla ports and providing LPG and a Coastal Surveillance System are against the national interests," said BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain.
He further said, "You (govt) have signed the deals due to your subservient foreign policy and the policy of appeasing India. The main motive behind such deals is to cling to power by force...this regime has sacrificed our interest only to stay in power."
As part of its two-day programme, BNP arranged the rally in front of its Nayapaltan central office protesting the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad and demanding the cancellation of 'anti-state' deals with India. Though the party was denied permission by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, several thousand party leaders and activists gathered in front of their office and peacefully held the programme.
As the citizens of the country, Mosharraf said they have the right to register their protest against the 'anti-nation deals'.
Mosharraf said the deals with India are not only against the country its independence and sovereignty, but also a move to establish imperialism in Bangladesh.
He said Abrar was killed by Bangladesh Chhatra League as he took position in favour of the country and its people and sovereignty through a status on Facebook. "You not only killed Abrar, but also buried the interests of the country's people." -UNB