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Gayeshwar: Tough programs needed for Khaleda's release

  • Published at 07:33 pm August 9th, 2019
File photos of BNP leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

The BNP leader says Sheikh Hasina won't release Khaleda Zia until BNP can wage a strong movement using its capability

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy has said it is not possible to force the government to free their leader Khaleda Zia from jail with soft and indoor political programs.

"Usually social organizations stage human chain and black flag programs to register their protest against misdeeds. Is it enough to form human chains with the demand for the release of a political leader?" he said at a discussion in National Press Club in Dhaka’s Segunbagicha on Friday.

The BNP leader furthered: "We will not be able to free Khaleda Zia with only peaceful and indoor programs. Sheikh Hasina will not release Khaleda Zia until BNP can wage a strong movement using its capacity."

Aparajeyo Bangladesh organized the program on the current dengue situation.

The BNP Standing Committee member urged the leaders and activists to prepare themselves to wage movement to free Khaleda from jail.

"Our party will surely call a movement. We [the people] will have to take to the streets, even if the party [BNP] does not come up with such a call," he added.

The BNP leader said a fresh and credible election is a must for the restoration of a democratic governing system. "We must ensure the current regime’s fall to pave the way for a free and fair election."

About the dengue outbreak, Gayeshwar said the government and the two city corporations miserably failed to tackle the dengue situation.

"The dengue situation would not have worsened much had the government taken proper actions in due time," he added.