Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday that the knowledge of Indian home minister Amit Shah regarding Bangladesh is ‘very limited’ and such statements are “unacceptable’ especially when relations between Bangladesh and India are so deep.
Momen’s remarks came after Indian Home Minister told a local daily in West Bengal, that the poor people of Bangladesh come to India as even now they do not get enough to eat in their own country. Infiltration from Bangladesh will be stopped if BJP comes to power in West Bengal.
Stressing that Bangladesh is ahead of India on many social indices, Momen said while almost 90 per cent of the people in Bangladesh use fairly good latrines, over 50 per cent of people in India do not have proper toilets.
“I agree there is a shortage of jobs for educated people in Bangladesh, but no such scarcity for the less educated. Besides, over 1 lakh people from India work in Bangladesh,” Momen added.