Must maintain good relations with India: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that development is not possible while maintaining hostile relations with India.


He said these things while participating in a meeting with Indian journalists visiting Bangladesh at the central office of Awami League at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday.


Obaidul Quader said, “There is no trusted friend of India like Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh. You must remember this. Our friendship with the Government of India. We also have friendship with Narendra Modi’s government. Friendship is also flourishing.”


How difficult will the next election be for the Awami League? In response to questions from Indian journalists, he said, “We have been in power for 15 years. Beyond the third term, we will go to the polls for the fourth term. It will be a little tougher than last time. One thing is that if we fail to manage the cost of living, it will become difficult.”


Eleven visiting Indian journalists were present at the exchange meeting.


Some 25 journalists from Kolkata and 9 from Guwahati visited Bangladesh on the invitation of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from January 6.


Source: United News of Bangladesh