Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he will do his best to ink a treaty with Bangladesh on water-sharing of Teesta and other common rivers.
Modi came up with the assurance while meeting with a four-member delegation of Jatiya Party at Hotel Sonargaon today.
The Jatiya Party delegation during the meeting raised the longstanding issue of resolving the water-sharing of Teesta and other 54 common rivers with India, and urged Modi to take effective measures to resolve the issue with Bangladesh.
Opposition Leader Raushan Ershad, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader, Secretary-General of the party Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, and Co-chairman Ruhul Amin Hawlader were present during the 25-minute long meeting that started at around 1:00pm today.
“I have already made the commitment on inking treaty on water-sharing of Teesta River. Discussions at the technical level are going on in this regard. We must sign the treaty,” Bablu quoted Modi as saying.
“We have requested the Indian prime minister to introduce on-arrival visa for Bangladeshi citizens, increase people to people connectivity. We also urged him to increase scholarship for Bangladeshi students,” GM Quader told The Daily Star.
“We will do whatever necessary for our friendly country Bangladesh,” GM Quader quoted Modi as saying.