Jatiya Party (Japa) Chairman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Special Envoy HM Ershad has said that BNP Chiarperson Khaleda Zia will end up in jail.
“Begum Zia will land in jail. Does any one have any doubt about that? She must go to jail,” he said at an exchange of views with Japa leaders in front of his younger brother GM Kader's residence in Lalmonirhat town on Tuesday.
The Japa chief also mentioned that if the BNP chairperson lands in jail, a section of the party would try not to participate in the next general polls. “What will happen to BNP if (she is) in jail? Tell me. Either a section of BNP will cry fowl – why Khaleda is in jail... we'll not take part in the election. Maybe some sections will say BNP will not exist if it avoids the election. A section may contest the polls.”
HM Ershad further said: “That may create a scope (for Japa). Some leaders of BNP may join our party because our ideology and that of BNP is the same.”