"We, even Khaleda Zia, first thanked the government in parliament for winning the maritime boundary case hearing news of the victory claim made by the government. But we stood corrected when we came to know details of the verdict and found a big gap," said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He was addressing a roundtable discussion titled “Attained and non-attained in maritime boundary case with Myanmar” organised by the daily Amar Desh at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.
Fakhrul said there is no scope for compromise on country’s independence and sovereignty.
The people of Bangladesh will have to build protection to get what they deserve. And already they have made the protection and they will be successful, he said.
Criticising the Prime Minister for her remarks that they would present another winning over maritime dispute with India if voted to power again, Fakhrul said the government is cashing in on the issue to divert people’s attention when the country is afflicted with manifold problems, including price hike of essential commodities, crises of gas, water and fuel, increasing unemployment rate and stagnant in water sharing and border security issues with India.
He said BNP does not judge everything from a political aspect. “So we thanked the government first for winning the maritime boundary case with Myanmar.”
Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman moderated the discussion addressed, among others, by Prof. Emazuddin Ahmed, Ataus Samad, Farhad Mazhar, Advocate Joynal Abedin and Dr Asif Nazrul.