Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has stated that the government has nothing to do with the release of jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia as it is a ‘legal matter’.
The Minister came up with the statement while speaking at a press briefing at the political office of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday morning.
“BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned after being convicted in a corruption case. There is no relation between her imprisonment and politics,” said Quader.
“There is no such pressure from the mass people for releasing Khaleda Zia. BNP has failed to create pressure to free her,” he added.
Terming BNP a failed party, Quader said there is no reason to blame the government for this.