Advocate Rana Dasgupta denies allegations that he sought the help of the Indian prime minister in combating the recent attack on minorities in the country.
“The report published in different media quoting me as saying I sought Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to ensure Bangladesh’s minority communities’ security is not true,” said Dashgupta in a statement reported by the Deccan Chronicle.
“At no stage I made any comment pointing out the name of the Indian Premier and seeking his intervention to overcome the existing situation,” Dashgupta, also the general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad said.
“We strongly believe it is the responsibility of the state and government of Bangladesh to ensure the security of Bangladesh’s people,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the budget session at the parliament, a lawmaker of Bangladesh Tarikat Federation today slammed Dasgupta for seeking Indian prime minister's intervention to ensure security of minority people in Bangladesh.
In his speech Tarikat Federation MP MA Awal said, “Two Hindu Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad leaders have sought intervention from the Indian prime minister for ensuring security of minority community of Bangladesh which is shameful for us.”
However, talking to The Daily Star, Dasgupta denied the allegation saying “I have already made it clear that I didn’t say anything seeking intervention of Indian premier on ensuring Bangladesh’s minority community. Despite the lawmaker spoke against me which is unfortunate.”
Earlier on Saturday, AL MP Abdul Mazid also criticised Dasgupta for his alleged speech on seeking Indian prime minister's intervention regarding the security of minority people in Bangladesh.