Bangladesh has strongly criticized the Indian Home Minister’s statement on infiltration, saying that his statement was “unacceptable” when India and Bangladesh have such deep ties.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen says Amit Shah’s knowledge of Bangladesh is very limited, which is why he is making such a statement.
Amit Shah, India’s home minister and a close ally of Modi, had said in an interview two days ago that people in Bangladesh do not have food so they keep trying to infiltrate India.
When a local newspaper in Dhaka asked Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen about this, he said, “There are many wise people in this world, some of whom are ignored after seeing them. Despite the awareness, they do not want to understand it. But if he (Amit Shah) has said so, I would say that his knowledge of Bangladesh is very limited. No one dies of hunger in Bangladesh. There are no Monga (seasonal poverty and hunger in northern districts of Bangladesh). ”
He added that such comments were “absolutely unacceptable, especially at a time when relations between India and Bangladesh are very deep.” Such comments lead to misunderstandings. ”
Amit Shah’s controversial statement
India’s hardline Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, is working hard to win the West Bengal Assembly elections. Its leaders have used the name of Pakistan and sometimes Bangladesh in their election rallies to attract a section of Hindus.
During the same campaign, in an interview with a leading Bengali newspaper, Amit Shah had said that the poor people of Bangladesh come to India because “they still do not get enough to eat in their country.” If the BJP comes to power in West Bengal, the infiltration from Bangladesh will stop.
But the Bangladeshi foreign minister responded by saying that in many social sectors, Bangladesh is even better than Amit Shah’s country. He said that about 90% of the people in Bangladesh use good quality toilets while more than 50% of the population of India still lacks toilet facilities.
He further said that there is a dearth of jobs for highly educated people in India made more than one lakh Indians work in Bangladesh,” he said. We don’t need to go to India. ”
Several Bangladeshi media outlets have also criticized Amit Shah over his remarks, citing figures from some international organizations and saying that the Hindu nationalist party has been making constant statements against Bangladesh for the elections.
Last year, India ranked 94th in the Hunger Index of 107 countries on hunger, down from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh ranks 75th on the list.
Mahua Moitra, a leading leader of West Bengal’s ruling TMC, has also criticized Amit Shah’s statement on Bangladesh, saying that India’s economic growth rate is not better than Bangladesh’s.
She said in a tweet that first, the Indian government is unable to present figures on infiltration into parliament. Second fact: Bangladesh’s economy is doing better than India’s, bring back India’s rations and rights. Bengalis share their souls along the border with Bangladesh.