Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday decided to send a letter to prime minister Sheikh Hasina to know in detail the deals between Bangladesh and India signed during her recent visit to India.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, while briefing journalists after holding the party standing committee meeting in the evening, said that the party’s highest policy making body took the decision.

‘We urge the prime minister to publish the deals signed in India. Today, we decided to send a letter to know in details which type of deals she had done,’ he said.

‘At the same time, we will send a letter to the Information Commission to know about the deals,’ he told journalists after the standing committee meeting at the party chairperson’s office at Gulshan in the capital.

‘We think that people have many queries about the deals. These involve with the country’s independence and sovereignty,’ he said.

Bangladesh signed seven memorandums of understanding beside three agreements — one of them allowing India to lift water from Feni river and another to establish coastal surveillance radar system along Bangladesh coastline — during the prime minister’s October 3-6 visit to India.

Asked about the ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was not too ill to take abroad, he said that Obaidul had no right to say that and Fakhrul wanted to know whether he was a doctor.

The BNP leader said Khaleda was seriously ill and that she deserved bail and the government was not releasing her out of political vengeance.

Fakhrul also urged the countrymen to pray for ailing BNP vice-chairman and former Dhaka city mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka as well as ailing standing committee member Rafiqul Islam Mia.

Regarding shifting Rohingyas to Bhasanchar from Cox’s Bazar, he said that the government initiative was against the Bangladesh’s policy.

‘We all have been saying on to take Rohingyas back to Myanmar. But the government made a good arrangement in an island to keep them permanently. This means, we are accepting that Rohingyas will live here,’ he said, alleging that the government was fulfilling the target of Myanmar.

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