India assured us of stopping border killing: Quader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Indian government has assured Bangladesh that there will be no more killing along the border.
"There have been several meetings on border killings. The Indian government has promised that there will be no more killing along the border... they will keep their assurance," he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at his residence in the capital.
He also said the independence and sovereignty of the country is safe only in the hands of Awami League.
The minister said though BNP leaders now talk about the border killing issue, but they try to keep alive this problem for their political gains.
"They (BNP leaders) have forgotten that the longstanding border problem between Bangladesh and India was resolved through Sheikh Hasina," he observed.
Quader said BNP had not been able to resolve any problem with the neighbouring countries during its rule. "Rather, it has built walls of mistrust and lack of confidence with them."
The AL general secretary said the Hasina-led government has broken down the walls of mistrust and built a bridge of relations by upholding the interests of the country and its people.
He said though BNP tries to demonstrate an anti-Indian stance with their various remarks and statements, the party had taken a "knee-jerk" policy towards India during its stay in power.
Quader also alleged that BNP does not hesitate to sell the country's independence to go to power.