Bangladesh Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today visited Santiniketan to review construction of the 'Bangladesh Bhavan' at Visva-Bharati University complex and finalise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit for its inauguration.
"It will be a matter of great significance if the Prime Ministers of both India and Bangladeh attend the inauguration programme of this cultural complex. We believe that this Bhavan will be a centre of attraction at Santiniketan," Noor said.
The Bangladesh delegation led by Noor would hold a meeting with the Visva Bharati authority tomorrow to finalise the schedule of Hasina's visit to Santiniketan.
The issue of how the newly-built Bhavan would function and cater to the needs of educationists and research scholars would also be discussed at the meeting.
Noor was accompanied by Md Nasiruddin Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Ashish Kumar Sarkar, DG, Department of Public Library, Faizul Latif Chowdhury, DG, Museum and other dignitaries from Bangladesh.
"We strongly condemn such acts which are inexcusable. We are handing out strongest kind of punishment for those having committed such crimes," he said.
Claiming that there is no political problem in Bangladesh now, he said, "To conduct (general) elections, the Awami League government has formed a national committee."
Asked if opposition BNP would also be taking part in the upcoming polls next year, he said, "There can be political differences but everyone must take part in general elections.
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