President of Bangladesh Workers Party Rashed Khan Menon has commented that the meeting between the heads of government of the two countries during the visit of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India raised hopes that the ‘Tista thorn’ remains.
He made this comment at a discussion meeting titled ‘Democracy: Theory and Practice’ on the occasion of the 46th death anniversary of the great hero of the Chinese Revolution, Comrade Mao Zedong, organized by the Ideology and Training Department of the Workers’ Party at Jahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall of the National Press Club on Friday. The discussion meeting was held as part of the year-long program marking the party’s 50th anniversary.
He said that although there was an agreement on the extraction of water from the Kushiara river, what will happen to the water flow of the Brahmaputra basin also remained unknown. Even the future of the Ganga Water Treaty remains in limbo. Therefore, Bangladesh cannot be optimistic about the question of river water.
Expressing his anger at the abnormal increase in the prices of fuel oil, gas-electricity, rice, fertilizer, edible oil in the country, Menon said that the ministers are talking about ensuring the stock of rice. But now the price of coarse rice is 60-65 taka. Even if there is fertilizer in the godown, it is of no use if it does not reach the farmer. If irrigation water is not received on time, crop production will also be killed. Inflation is increasing gradually. The role of government in market regulation is very weak. Life of ordinary people has been inspired. He also said that the 21-point program of the Workers’ Party is made in the light of ‘democratic revolution’. Party leaders have to be active to take it to the masses.
The head of the party’s ideology and training department. Central committee member Sharif Shamshir presented the original paper in the meeting under the chairmanship of Sushant Das and moderated by Politburo member Kamrul Ahsan. Social researcher Shamsul Huda also spoke.