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Rizvi demands cancellation of documents signed with India

UNB | Published: October 06, 2019 20:46:14 | Updated: October 09, 2019 15:08:09


Accusing the government of violating the constitution by signing ‘anti-state’ bilateral documents with India, BNP's senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday demanded the annulment of the deals Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed on Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, Rizvi also demanded the Prime Minister to step down for breaching her constitutional oath by signing ‘unilateral’ documents with India to protect her own interests sacrificing the national ones.

 “We strongly denounce and protest the anti-sate deals, including the withdrawal of water from the Feni River by India. We demand immediate cancellation of those documents,” he said.

The BNP leader further said. “We want to say the signing of bilateral documents allowing India to use Chattogram and Mongla ports, withdraw water from the Feni River, import bulk LPG from Bangladesh for its north-eastern states is clearly violation of the Constitution.  It’s also tantamount to treason.”

Rizvi said Sheikh Hasina has lost all the constitutional rights to remain in the post of Prime Minister by signing the documents with India as she only protected the interests of the neighbouring country.

On Saturday, Bangladesh and India signed seven bilateral documents after a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

Rizvi claimed there has been a serious resentment I public mind following the signing of the ‘anti-state’ documents with India by the Prime Minister.

About the arrest of Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat for his alleged involvement in casino business, the BNP leader said it is a drama to divert people’s attention to a different direction from the deals with India.

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