Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dipu Moni slams Khaleda, Ershad for Tipai protests

Foreign minister Dipu Moni on Sunday castigated both opposition leader Khaleda Zia and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad for staging ‘long marches’ in protest at the Indian plan to build the Tipaimukh dam on the river Barak.

Addressing a rally at the Adrasha Uchcha Bidyalaya ground at Mirpur in the city on Sunday, Dipu Moni said both Khaleda and Ershad had forgotten the issue of Tipaimukh dam when were in power.  

Awami League Mirpur and Kafrul thana committees jointly organised the rally to celebrate the 40th
Victory Day and demanding expeditious trial of the war crimes.

Dipu Moni, also joint general secretary of the Awami League, said that Khaleda Zia should explain to the people why she had forgotten the Tipaimukh issue when she had visited India during her rule.

‘These leaders [Khaleda and Ershad] forget the issue when they are in power and shout when in opposition.’ 
She said that opposition was trying to kick up a fuss about the Tipaimukh and Dhaka city corporation issues and urged the people to be on guard against their ‘conspiracies’.

Among others Dhaka city AL acting president MA Azia, general secretary Mofazzal Hossain
Chowdhury Maya and organising secretary Shah Alam Murad adressed the rally presided by local lawmaker Kamal Ahmed Majumder.