Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) seemed to have taken a strategic stance on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day visit to India.
The party wants to develop anti-India sentiment and draw public sentiment against the ruling Awami League.
Party sources said BNP is closely monitoring the premier’s tour of India as its next political strategy will depend on the issue.
Talking to daily sun, senior BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury said, “The people of the country are closely monitoring the prime minister’s Delhi visit.”
BNP wants to create anti-Indian sentiment among the countrymen through focusing on the proposed deals with India during the prime minister’s visit.
Some BNP leaders said the party doesn’t actually want to go against India. It only wants to focus on the unresolved issues of Bangladesh with India to develop people’s sentiment against Awami League.
Addressing a press conference here on April 4, BNP secretary- general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said BNP will never give space for anti-India activities in Bangladesh.
Before determining their next political strategy, BNP wants to assess the outcomes of the prime minister’s India visit, a central leader said.
The opposition party has already decided to announce agitation programmes if any agreement is signed with India, destroying the national interests of Bangladesh.
After placing a wreath at BNP-founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave on Friday, Fakhrul told reporters that only signing defence deal will not be accepted to the people without resolving other bilateral issues with India.
He said the people always expect that the democratic world will play a role in establishing democracy, bringing back fundamental rights and voting rights in Bangladesh.