Prime Minister Modi will go to Bangladesh from March 26 to 27 to attend the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the nation’s independence and the start centenary of its founder ‘Bangabandhu’ Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This could be his first journey to a overseas nation for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re proud to ask him (Modi) to Bangladesh… persons are with us (the federal government),” Bangladesh International Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen advised reporters on Saturday evening.
Momen stated “only some can oppose this go to and allow them to do it”. “There may be nothing to fret about (their protests),” he added.
“Bangladesh is a democratic nation the place folks have the appropriate to specific their opinion and the federal government isn’t fearful about it,” he stated, including that the protesters are “few in quantity” and simply taking the benefit of the “freedom of expression”.
Prime Minister Modi and heads of state and authorities from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives will likely be among the many distinguished overseas friends to hitch the celebrations underneath separate schedules.
Momen stated authorities have taken each required step to make sure safety of all visiting overseas dignitaries.
Some hardline Islamists, left leaning teams and civil society members just lately staged demonstrations towards Modi’s go to, referring to India’s new citizenship legislation.
In the meantime, Junior International Minister Shahriar Alam urged “those that are giving totally different opinions to indicate respect for the invited friends if they’ve respect for the Bangabandhu as Father of the Nation and love for the nation”.
He particularly requested the teams and figures related to the Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration (BNP) to chorus from “exhibiting double-standards by opposing Modi’s go to since they tried to appease him throughout his first time period of the federal government”.
Throughout his go to, Modi may also go to two Hindu temples in southwestern Shatkhira and Gopalganj districts, largely inhabited by the Hindu Matua group, a lot of them hailing from West Bengal.
Requested whether or not there was any hyperlink between Modi’s interplay with the Matua group and elections in West Bengal, Alam stated: “it’s not a priority of Bangladesh if his go to has any hyperlink to politics.
“We’re joyful that Modi will go to totally different locations outdoors Dhaka. He is our visitor and he is prepared to go outdoors Dhaka. It’s going to assist develop our tourism sector. So, it is a good factor for us”.