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Khaleda to India: Respect majority

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Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia wants the ruling Awami League to give up its 'stubborness' in the interest of a compromise and has asked India to 'respect the aspirations of the majority in Bangladesh'.

In a statement late on Thursday, the Opposition thanked the Western countries, China and Japan and the United Nations for trying their best to break the political deadlock in Bangladesh.But her reference to India was significant.“I call upon our influential neighbouring country India and its people to express their solidarity with the feelings and expectation of the majority people of Bangladesh as the rest of the world community has done,” Khaleda said in the statement.The BNP chief also wanted the ruling party not to be 'stubborn' because, as she put it, that was holding up the possibility of a compromise.

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