We are providing Tk30 iftar to everyone as the government provides Tk30 iftar to jailed Khaleda Zia, said Fakhrul
As a mark of profound respect to its jailed Chairperson Khaleda Zia, BNP has provided Tk30 iftar items to its political party leaders each.
BNP hosted the iftar party in honour of politicians at Ladies Club in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Around 2,000 leaders and activists of Jatiya Oikyafront, the 20-Party Alliance and different professionals participated in the program.
Though the party invited senior leaders of ruling Awami League, no one of them turned up at the event. Oikya Front convener Dr Kamal Hossain was not present at the iftar either.
The T-30 iftar items include two dates, one jalebi, one beguni, one piaju, some cooked grams and puffed rice and a small bottle of water.
In a brief address prior to the iftar meal, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they arranged the iftar with a heavy heart since their Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail in ‘false’ cases.
“When we have gathered here, she is also waiting to take iftar at a tiny room of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. The government provides Tk30 for her iftar. That’s why we kept our iftar limited to the same amount of money, showing our empathy to her,” he said.
The BNP leader urged the guests to take the matter as a mark of respect for Khaleda.
He also urged them to pray for the wellbeing of Khaleda and the arrested BNP leaders and activists and their family members.