Rizvi also alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is trying to kill Khaleda in jail through persecution
BNP alleged that its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition has reached a dangerous stage, as she had been subjected to the government’s politics of vengeance.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Monday, party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is trying to kill Khaleda in jail through persecution.
“Khaleda Zia only took rice porridge for the last four days as small blisters had infected the inside of her mouth. She is now bedridden as her condition reached a dangerous stage in this month of Ramadan,” he said.
Mentioning that the Prime Minister announced in London Khaleda is to be kept in jail for her entire life, Rizvi said Sheikh Hasina is working to implement it, reports UNB.
“You (PM) are trying to kill the most popular leader Khaleda Zia. You have exposed yourself in London with your comment about keeping our leader (Khaleda) in jail.”
He said, “People now know that the Prime Minister is currently at the final stage of implementing her blueprint to eliminate Khaleda in jail through brutal repression.”
The BNP leader also criticized Sheikh Hasina for what he said showing cruel attitude to the BNP chief’s illness. “How come she (PM) makes a joke over the illness of a 74-year-old seriously ill leader?”
Rizvi urged the Prime Minister to take steps to free Khaleda Zia from jail, abandoning the ‘vindictive attitude’.
He also alleged that the government has spread panic among people by resorting to enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing, and repressive acts.
The BNP leader accused the ruling party men of indulging in massive corruption as the government has no accountability to people due to absence of democracy.