Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on
Saturday reiterated her stand that the opposition should come to the Jatiya
Sangsad and speak on all issues including her visit to India.
"They should put national interests above party interests and put across
their views and demands etc on the floor of Parliament, not outside the
House," she said.
Addressing a press conference at
the entrance of the International Conference Centre (ICC) of prime minister's
office under the open sky, the prime minister spoke on her visit to India and
reiterated that it was a total success as it held aloft the national interests
of Bangladesh in bilateral deal with India as never before.
Sheikh Hasina said that the deals
would not only enhance Bangladesh's connectivity with India but also with other
countries of the region for which the country would reap economic benefits.
Flanked by central leaders of the Awami League and leaders of the alliance
partners in the government, the prime minister strongly defended the outcome of
her India tour saying that there were achievements in Bangla-Indo ties in the
areas of trade, connectivity, power and water sharing on her maiden visit to
India since assuming power in January 6 last year.
Hasina said her India visit was
held in the perspective of creating an environment of cooperation with the
neighbours for socio-economic development upholding independence and
sovereignty in accordance with the country's foreign policy.
India has agreed to export 250 megawatt of electricity to Bangladesh, the prime
She said at the ministerial-level and official-level talks, both the neighbours
were unanimous on finding the ways and means to resolve the longstanding and
The prime minister said that during her India visit, three agreements on
security and a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in power and cultural
sectors and an exchange programme between the two countries were signed.