Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh-India relations reach rare height: Tofail

Bangladesh-India relations reach rare height: Tofail

BHOLA, May 19: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said here on Friday the reception to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by the Indian premier at the airport breaching protocol has proved that the relations between Bangladesh and India reached a rare height, reports BSS. "The Indian Prime Minister was not supposed to come to the airport. But he came to the airport and received Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The relations between Bangladesh and India have reached a rare height," he said speaking as chief guest at the triennial council of Shibpur Union Awami League. "We got the proper share of the Ganga River water from India and the Land Boundary agreement has been implemented for the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina although Khaleda Zia had forgotten to talk about Ganga water sharing issue when she visited India as the Prime Minister," the minister said. "BNP is now taking against India as usual. But on the other hand, it always takes stand with India whenever it remains in power," he added. Tofail, also an Advisory Council Member of the ruling AL, called upon all to take preparations for the next general election and make all-out efforts to make people realize that the development of Bangladesh happen only whenever Sheikh Hasina remains in power. He hoped Sheikh that Hasina would return to power through the next general polls as the overall economy, particularly the rural economy, has reached such a vibrant position that the world considered the Bangladesh economy as a role model. Shibpur Union AL President Md Based Mia presided over the function. Among others, Bhola district AL General Secretary and district council Chairman Abdul Momin Tulu, district Muktijoddha commander Dost Mahmud, and Sadar Upazial Parishad Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain, were present at the function. Before attending the council, Tofail Ahmed visited the house of ailing former district AL president Tofazzal Hossain Shaheen and inquired about his health.

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