Govt legitimising Bangladeshi encroachment: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 18:33

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday expressed concern over
the India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement signed
during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit to Dhaka last
month alleging it amounted to legitimising transfer of land
"illegally occupied" by Bangladesh and sought a discussion on
it in Parliament.

The BJP national executive discussed the issue and passed
a resolution against the agreement saying the Centre has
"legitimised Bangladeshi encroachment of Indian territory".

"There should be no transfer of Indian territory to
Bangladesh without all facts being placed on the table of
Parliament and a proper discussion and ratification of this
agreement be got done by it," said senior BJP leader Chandan
Mitra.

He said BJP had opposed the agreement with Bangladesh and
has demanded in its resolution that the 1,500-odd survey maps
that were exchanged between Bangladesh and India be made
public.

"The party has also demanded that all (strip) maps be
placed in public domain and a discussion be held in the next
session of Parliament and take the advice of Parliament before
deciding on the issue," he added.

The BJP leader charged that "in the name of rationalising
the borders, local interests have been severely compromised
with. The local population has been kept in the dark and
people of the area are very disturbed."

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 18:33

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