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No deal against country’s interest: LGRD minister

KUSHTIA, Mar 24, 2017 (BSS) - Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain today said there would be no deal with India ignoring the greater interest of country and its people.

"No deal with any country against Bangladesh's interest . . . treaty will be signed based on equity," he said while inaugurating a bridge connecting Kushtia and Horipur here this afternoon.

Refuting frequent remarks of BNP about possible treaty with India in different bilateral issues, the LGRD minister said, "What BNP tells about the treaty is not our headache as the government will never do anything that goes against the interest of the country and its people."

He was also very critical about BNP for its controversial role in patronising to the militant outfits nationwide saying, "We earlier declared zero tolerance against militancy and terrorism."

Awami League joint-general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, deputy commissioner Mohammad Jahir Raihan, police super SM Mehedi Hasan, district AL president Sador Uddin Khan, Zilla Parishad Chairman Rabiul Islam and district AL general secretary Asgor Ali, among others, accompanied the LGRD minister.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)