Had nothing to do with Carlile’s bar: Quader | The Daily Star
07:16 PM, July 13, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:04 PM, July 13, 2018

Had nothing to do with Carlile’s bar: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today that Bangladesh had no hand in India's denial to Alexander Carlile, a legal adviser for Khaleda Zia.

It is a completely internal issue of India, Quader told reporters in Chandra area of Gazipur while inspecting the road condition there this noon, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

He was referring to India denying entry to British lawmaker Carlile on Wednesday night. He was supposed to be briefing reporters about Khaleda Zia there.

India refused entry to Alexander Carlile on the grounds that he did not have a “valid and appropriate visa” and he wanted to create a “problem” between New Delhi and Dhaka.

Carlile later addressed the media through videoconferencing from London for about half an hour and accused India of giving in to the pressure of Bangladesh government.

During his Gazipur inspection, Quader, also ruling Awami League’s general secretary, said that the Election Commission is working independently to hold the upcoming three city corporation elections in a free and fair manner.

Besides, Quader assured that road and traffic conditions during the Eid-ul-Azha will be relaxing. 

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News