National interest not sacrificed in Bangladesh: Chidambaram

New Delhi Sept 7: The Rajya Sabha members from Assam on Wednesday raised a pinch on the land that was being handed over to Bangladesh by the state.Home Minister, P Chidambaram on replying to the issue on Wednesday said that national interest has not been compromised during the two day visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangaladesh.

Later, making a brief statement after Birendra Prasad Baishya of the Asom Gana Parishad raised the issue, the home minister said that a detailed statement on the issue will be made by the government on Thursday.

"Government has answered questions in parliament on issue of UN-demarcated boundaries, these problems have been with us for many years and these problems are being resolved," Chidambaram told the Rajya Sabha.

"On prime minister's return, government will make a statement and no interest of India has been sacrificed," he said.

Alleging the government Baishya said Indian land from Assam was being given to Bangladesh. He also said that "We want there should be relation but not at the cost of people of Assam".

Sources said that on Tuesday, Sept 6, the government made an agreement with Bangladesh where Indian government has handed over 600 acre of land from Dhubri and Karimganj areas of Assam.

Baishya was joined by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with party leader SS Ahluwalia demanding a statement from Manmohan Singh on the issue.

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