Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday criticized Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's remark that India would ever remember Bangladesh for what it gave to the neighbouring country and termed it insulting for the nation.
"The prime minister has said India will remember forever for what she has so far given. Nothing can be more offensive and shameful remarks for the nation than this. We strongly condemn it," he said while speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club.
The BNP Standing Committee member said the prime minister admitted that she has given India many things ignoring the national interests. "But you cannot do that being the prime minister of an independent country."
He said Hasina hurt the country's 160 million people by saying that she has given their resources to others. "People will surely give a befitting reply to it if the next general election is held in a fair and credible manner."
He said the prime minister could not do anything to resolve the outstanding problems with India.
Moudud termed Hasina's recent India tour a failed one as she “could not resolve the Teesta river water sharing problem.”
He also alleged that the government had been killing people in the name of an anti-narcotic drive to divert people's attention from the current political crisis.
“Although around 138 people have been killed in the drive, the government are yet to arrest the listed top drug dealers.”
He claimed the Awami League government would not be able to control drug abuse as its influential leaders were involved in it.