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Emajuddin for making deals signed with India public

Update : 10 Jun 2015, 07:26 PM

Prof Emajuddin Ahmed yesterday demanded the government through parliament make public the deals signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Bangladesh tour.

“The Prime Minister should first place to the President all the deals and memoranda of understanding signed with India. Then, the President will make them public by presenting them in parliament. This constitutional obligation as wheel as the nation’s demand,” he said.

Prof Emajuddin, a pro-BNP-professional made the remarks while addressing a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club arranged by Jatiyatabadi Desh Bachao Manush Bachao Andolan.

He said the government should not take any crucial decision keeping the country’s people in the dark. “We hope the Prime Minister will follow due process to inform people about the deals.”

Emajuddin, also an ex-Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University, said parliament will get a chance to elaborately discuss the deals with India if they are presented there and thus people will get a clear idea about them.

He voiced his frustration as the Teesta and border killing issues were not discussed during the Indian prime minister’s visit.

Terming the current government unrepresentative, the veteran political scientist said, “We want Bangladesh to march forward under the leadership of the government having public support.”

He alleged that the government was "extremely generous" in giving India various facilities, including the use of Chittagong and Mongla ports.

Evaluating Modi’s Bangladesh visit, Emajuddin said, “It’s not right that Bangladesh didn’t get anything. But our government has failed to realise its due share for which we can’t blame Modi… That’s why a strong government with public support is necessary to rule the country so that it can bargain with others and protect the country’s interests.” 

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