Dhaka, April 10 (IANS) Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia has called an “emergency meeting” of her BNP party’s policymaking forum over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s India visit and the agreements signed between the two countries.
The meeting of the National Standing Committee has been set for 8.30 p.m. (local time) on Monday at Khaleda’s Gulshan offices, said Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
“The meeting has been convened to discuss the PM’s India visit, the agreements and MoUs signed, the political situation and the party’s steps going forward,” said Rizvi.
Hasina’s four-day trip to India will end with her return to Dhaka on Monday night, bdnews24.com reported.
India and Bangladesh signed 22 agreements and MoUs on Saturday, including as many as five on defence cooperation.
The BNP has been vocal against three of the MoUs on defence cooperation, according to the report.
Khaleda had spoken out on the topic on Sunday, claiming the government had agreed to “sell off the country” in exchange for another five years in power.
“Those who call themselves the current government are not the government of the people. They were not elected by the people. They are scheming, once again, to cling on to power,” she had said.