Awami General Secretary Obaidul Quader has warned BNP that the ruling party will reply the legal notice that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sent to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with in equal terms.
Quader, also Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, made the comment while talking to reporters after a programme in Dhaka, in regard to Khaleda’s legal notice to the premier over an alleged stash of money abroad.
“BNP will be served a legal notice for sending fake and false legal notice against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” Quader said.
He also insisted that the Premier disclosed the corruptions of Zia family based on the reports published in local and international media.
Notably, on January 10, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the parliament, mentioned names of some politicians and businessmen, including Khaleda Zia’s two sons, who she said were involved in money laundering.
About the alleged corruption and money laundering by the two brothers — Tarique Rahman and late Arafat Rahman Koko– she said they “laundered $750 million to Belgium and $250 million to Malaysia”.
Earlier, on December 7, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina raised questions about the media as to why they are not running any report on the BNP chief and her family members’ reported assets and investments in Saudi Arabia and other countries.
Expressed her displeasure regarding the matter, she said, “It will be proved that Khaleda Zia has property in Saudi Arabia.”
Infuriated with the Premier’s remarks, Khaleda on December 20 served a legal notice on Hasina.
In the notice, the BNP Chairperson sought apology from Hasina for making “malicious and defamatory” remarks about her alleged assets abroad.