SALEEM ALTAF & SUDEB KRISHNA SUR CHOUDHURI | DHAKA BEXIMCO Group vice chairman Salman F Rahman has been Private Industry and Investment Advisor to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina — but why ? The premier appointed him as her adviser for private sector industries and investment under rule 3B(i) of the Rules of Business, 1996, says…
That is the story she sold but that possibly concealed a much bigger development.
After weeks of sustained pressure on Mamata government with the CBI all set to arrest former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, it was natural that many in BJP would interpret Mamata’s Delhi visit as a ‘surrender to save her government’.
#AwamiLeague Gen-Sec @obaidulquader has expressed firm optimism that there will be progress on sharing #Teesta water and other unresolved bilateral issues with #India during the upcoming tenure of Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi https://t.co/OUHOQkNNVO @PMOIndia @BJP4India
— Awami League (@albd1971) May 26, 2019
A deal on Teesta will boost Hasina’s image and take the heat away from NRC exercise in Assam which had upset Dhaka so much that foreign minister S Jaishanker had to be rushed there to assuage ruffled feathers
A sweetener for Mamata could lay in huge central funds for doing canals linking Torsha and other North Bengal rivers to Teesta to augment water flow in it so that Bangladesh and West Bengal can get a decent share.
A sweetener for Mamata could lay in huge central funds for doing canals linking Torsha and other North Bengal rivers to Teesta to augment water flow in it so that Bangladesh and West Bengal can get a decent share
And with the BJP in thick soup in Assam over NRC after more Hindus than Muslims were excluded from the final list, an assurance to ‘Didi’ that no NRC will happen in West Bengal until the Assam mess is sorted out would have gone a long way to please Didi.