Monday, July 27, 2009

Tipaimukh Dam row: BNP says no to India visit

Dhaka, July 26 (PTI)

Bangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party has decided not to be part of a 10-member delegation which will visit India to inspect the cross-border Tipaimukh Dam in Manipur.

While BNP has maintained that its two lawmakers will not join the delegation, a single member of its ally Jamaat-e-Islami has signalled not to participate in the visit by saying that he is "not well".

"We are not going to India as part of the parliamentary delegation. It is our party decision," the chief whip of the opposition in parliament, Zainul Abdin Farroque was quoted as saying by New Age.

The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami which has lone MP Hamidur Rahman Azad in the committee did not submit his travel documents till yesterday.

Azad told the newspaper that he has met with an accident and said "my participation has become uncertain because of my illness.

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