Ruling Awami League has scrapped its grand reception to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina back from India tomorrow, for what is said “on her strict orders”.
“There will be no reception,” Awami League Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap told The Daily Star this evening. “She herself ordered to cancel the reception.”
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The premier will be coming back home tomorrow at 7:50pm, after completing a four-day visit in India – a tour that saw signing of several significant instruments.
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Plans were, about eight to 10 lakh people would stand in line from Dhaka airport to the premier’s official residence Gonobhaban from 3:00pm in the afternoon to greet Hasina.
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There has been much talk going on in the political scenario of Bangladesh concerning the visit, with political opponent BNP terming those deals as “a surrender to India”.