Former minister and BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed yesterday said that the present government was busy to protect and promote the interest of a neighbouring country. They came to the power with their blessings, he said.
He was addressing as the chief guest at a discussion on 'Tipaimukh Dam and Responsibility of the Government' at the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) in the city.
Organised by Islami Chatra Shibir, it was addressed, among others, by Assistant Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamate Islami Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Vice Chancellor of Manarat International University Prof Dr Abdur Rab, Professor of Dhaka University Mujahidul Islam and President of city unit of Jamate Islami Rafiqul Islam Khan.
The programme was presided over by President of the organisation Md Rezaul Karim while its General Secretary Shishir Mohammad Monir Conducted it.
Barrister Moudud said that if the Tipaimukh dam is constructed, it would sour the relationship between Bangladesh and India.
He said that the Tipaimukh dam issue is the life and death matters for Bangladesh, but the government was silent.
Criticising the government, Kamruzzaman said that the ministers of the government remain silent when the Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty delivered controversial remarks on the Tipaimukh dam issue.