Krishak Sramik Janata League President, Bangbir Kader Siddique called the recent US visa policy a matter of great shame for Bangladesh, ‘regardless of how the two parties perceive it’.
“It is a disgrace to the entire country. Normally, the country issuing the visa grants it according to its own discretion; this is the norm. However, this provision imposes conditions on Bangladesh, implying that certain actions will lead to certain consequences. It is a disgrace for us,” he said, while addressing a triennial conference of the Gazipur District Farmers Workers Janata League on Friday morning.
He went on to emphasize that the implications of the US visa policy were not being given enough consideration.
He criticized the Awami League, stating that their actions were not just detrimental to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), but to the nation as a whole, its people, and its dignity.
Furthermore, he expressed regret over his past decision to form an alliance under the leadership of Dr. Kamal Hossain and join the alliance.
“I have learned from that mistake. I have come to understand BNP more in this time than I could have in a hundred years. BNP is not just a political party; it is the party of Khaleda Zia and Tariq Rahman,” he added.