Zia warns against signing unequal deal with India

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Zia warns against signing unequal deal with India
Dhaka, Jan 2: BNP chief Khaleda Zia has warned the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against compromising with the country's interest and signing an unequal deal in her upcoming three-day visit to India from Jan 10.

"We will not accept any deal that endangers the country's interests. We will appreciate you and accord you a flowery reception at the airport if you uphold the country's interest. But if you compromise the nation's interest we will have to cast thorns on your way," said Zia in her first public address after her debacle in general election on Dec 29, 2008.

Threatening to stage a street protest, Zia said that Hasina must sign deal which will safeguard the country's interest, if the prime minister wishes to complete the full term and work for the democratic with BNP.

In response, Awami League spokesman and joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif snubbed Zia calling her statement as 'irresponsible'.

"How could she know what deals the Prime Minister will sign during the New Delhi visit.She was the country's Prime Minister for two previous terms and the nation expect her to play a responsible role," he said on phone.

Hasina will reportedly discuss deals on on water sharing, energy cooperation and connectivity during her first visit to India after coming to power.

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