BNP has urged the government to release of its ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia on bail from jail before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
“Though Begum Zia has been staying in jail, she’s still the most popular leader in the country. That’s why Awami League is hatching a new plot to eliminate her,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said, “On behalf of BNP, I call upon the government to free Khaleda Zia from jail before the eid by not interfering in her bail process.”
Rizvi said Khaleda is not getting proper treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). “Her diabetes is not under control ….she’s unable to get up from bead, cannot move her hands and legs or eat anything.”
He criticised Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud for his comment that Khaleda’s health problem is an old issue.
He alleged that Hasan Mahmud’s remarks indicted that the government is conspiring to kill Khaleda Zia in jail without providing her treatment for her various diseases.
While talking to reporters during a views-exchange meeting at the Secretariat on Sunday, the Information Minister asked BNP leaders not to do politics over their Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s medical treatment.
“She has been suffering from a knee problem for the last 15 years and it is getting worse.”