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PM rules out possibility of understanding with BNP

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23 September, 2017 08:42 AM



PM rules out possibility of understanding with BNP

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ruled out the possibility of any political understanding with BNP, saying that nobody should come up with such a proposal.

"Those who are thinking about a political understanding with the BNP should discard such thought," she told a press conference at Bangladesh's Permanent Mission in New York yesterday, according to BSS report.

She added: "No understanding could be reached with those who killed my parents . . . those who believe in the politics of terrorism and killing."

The premier also accused BNP of making desperate attempts to destroy the country.

"I have no intention to bring back those in politics who are involved in the terrorism and killing. So nobody should propose for political understanding with BNP," she said.

The press conference was convened to brief the media about the outcome of her participation in the ongoing 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen were present at the presser, moderated by premier's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.

The premier said though it was impossible for someone to reach an understanding with his or her parent's killers "I tried to make an understanding with the BNP leader before the 2014 election".

Sheikh Hasina recalled that she made a phone call to Khaleda Zia and went to her office to console following her younger son's death.

"But I was not allowed to enter the office," she said.

Responding to a question on the influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, the premier said if the country could feed its 16 crore people, it could also feed 7or 8 lakh refugees.

"I have talked to Sheikh Rehana in this regard and she also expressed the same opinion," Sheikh Hasina said.


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