Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen spoke Monday on
the Tipaimukh Dam controversy. He accused the BNP for using the dam for
political gain, when in fact there are possible benefits to be had from its
Mr. Sen believes that the BNP is capitalizing on the
controversy to minimize press about BNP leader Khaleda Zia's legal battle over
her rented Cantonment house.
He said that India has yet to provide Bangladesh with any
evidence of possibly detrimental impacts from the dam's construction.
A parliamentary team is expected to make a trip to the dam's
proposed site in the Indian state of Manipur.
Meanwhile, various protests against the dam continue across the
capital and in universities.