Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit India to attend WEF on Thursday
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina not to accept any proposal from India that may harm Bangladeshi people and their interests.
“This is good that you’re going to India, but we want you not to agree to any proposal of India that may hamper the interests of Bangladesh and its people,” he said while speaking at a human-chain program, demanding the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, in front of the National Press Club, on Wednesday.
Mosharraf, a standing committee member of the party, also urged the prime minister not to make any move which may create a commotion in the subcontinent.
“Don’t do anything for which the people of our country can be affected,” he added.
The human-chain program was arranged by Jatiyatabadi Textile Engineers Association of Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to embark on a four-day visit to Delhi on Thursday at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the chief guest on Friday.
She will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
Mosharraf said Sheikh Hasina has admitted that her government has been carrying out the current drive against corruption, extortion and casinos to prevent the recurrence of the 11/11 episode.
“We want to ask her why she has created a situation which is inviting the 1/11 like incident in the country? This government is responsible for the current situation and the spread of corruption in the country.”
Earlier at a press conference in New York on Sunday, the premier firmly said there is no chance of the recurrence of any 1/11-like incident in Bangladesh as her government is taking punitive actions against every sort of corruption mercilessly.
Mosharraf alleged that the government has so far arrested only a few ‘small fry’ insisted of ‘big corrupts’ in the recent drive.
“The wrongdoers could not indulge in such acts without the backing of the government and the administration.”
He also alleged that the government has been turning the country into a failed state by destroying its all institutions in a planned way.
The BNP leader said the financial institutions have been ruined during the rule of the current government through plundering while huge money has been siphoned off abroad by the ruling party men.
Under the circumstances, he urged the country’s people to get united to save the country, ‘restore’ democracy and free Khaleda Zia from jail.