Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that she was satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance that her country should not feel any kind of disturbance over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) being implemented in Assam.
As per reports, while responding to questions on NRC at a reception hosted by Bangladesh envoy Syed Muazzem Ali, Hasina said that she did not see any problem with the implementation of NRC and had a talk with Modi about the issue.
“I don’t see any problem. I had a talk with Prime Minister Modi. Everything is OK,” Hasina added.
She is in Delhi to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and is scheduled to meet Modi for talks on Saturday.
Hasina’s positive remarks on the NRC came after Modi had assured her in New York that there was nothing to worry as India and Bangladesh share good relations.
In New York, the Bangladesh prime minister told Modi that the NRC has become a matter of “great concern” for Bangladesh.
However, home minister Amit Shah, while campaigning for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, had earlier said that the illegal immigrants were like termites and that the BJP would throw them out if it came to power.
Meanwhile, addressing the WEF’s summit, Hasina said Bangladesh ‘can serve as the economic hub for the sub-region’.
“Beyond our own 162 million people, Bangladesh can be the connecting landmass to a combined market of nearly 3 billion people,” she added.
She also claimed that Bangladesh would be the 26th largest economy in the world by 2030.
It may be mentioned that over 19 lakh people have been excluded from the final NRC in Assam which had been released on August 31 this year.