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BNP to announce protest programmes: Fakhrul

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Published: 18:58, 25 June 2024

Update: 19:37, 25 June 2024

BNP to announce protest programmes: Fakhrul

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday (25 June) said their party will announce a protest programmes against the recent deals and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) signed with India during the Prime Minister’s visit, as they believe these agreements are ‘anti-state’.

Speaking at a press conference, he said Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to India resulted in the signing of 10 agreements, comprising two treaties, five new MoUs, and three renewed agreements.

“The BNP standing committee meeting expressed concern over these agreements, fearing they may jeopardize the country's sovereignty and independence," Fakhrul said.

He said their party has turned down the agreements as they were detrimental to Bangladesh's interests.

"I want to make it clear that BNP was founded to safeguard the sovereignty of the country. BNP will take all necessary measures to protect the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh,” the BNP leader said.

He said their party will hold a press conference on June 28 on this issue and announce their protest programmes.

The press conference was arranged at the BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office to inform the media about the outcomes of the party standing committee’s virtual meeting held on Monday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to India on Friday on a two-day state visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

On the second day of the visit, Dhaka and New Delhi signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), seven of these new and three renewed to further consolidate the ever-growing relationship between the two neighbouring countries.