BNP demands 10,000 cusec Teesta water; concludes long march


Urging neighbouring India to ensure 10,000 cusec water to Bangladesh from the Teesta River to maintain good relations between the two countries, BNP on Wednesday concluded its two-day long march to Teesta Barrage at Dalia point. Addressing a concluding rally, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the small nations of this subcontinent that are affected by the big neighbours due to their various aggressions—particularly over sharing the waters of the common rivers— to stay united to protect the environment and the nature and their own interests, UNB reported. Announcing conclusion of the programme after the rally at Hatibandha Helipad adjacent to the barrage around 2:30pm, a complacent Fakhrul claimed that their programme has been successful with the spontaneous participation of the general people. Earlier, the long-march convoy had resumed its second and final day journey towards the Barrage from Rangpur after an overnight stay there. It reached the Dalia point around 11:45am. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir led several thousands of BNP leaders and activists in the long march. Before resuming its march towards Nilphamari from Rangpur city, the party also held a wayside rally in front of Rangpur Public Library. Earlier, starting from Uttara in the city, the long march, led by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, entered Rangpur city around 7:20pm on Tuesday and stayed overnight here. On their way to the Teesta Barrage, BNP leaders held their first wayside rally in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir, the second rally on the Tangail Bypass Road, the third one at Sirajganj’s Kaddar intersection, the fourth one at Bogra’s Matidhali crossing, the fifth one at Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj and the sixth and final one in Gaibandha’s Polashbari.

Source: New Age