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BNP to hold countrywide rallies for Khaleda's release Nov 23

  • Published at 06:21 pm November 19th, 2019
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Government is still obstructing Khaleda’s bail process, Rizvi says

BNP will stage rallies across Bangladesh, including Dhaka, on November 23, demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

Party Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced about the programs at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan office on Tuesday, reports UNB.

He alleged that the government is still obstructing the bail process of their Chairperson Khaleda who has long been undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

“We would like to tell the prime minister that the chain of her misrule will fall apart and crush into dust if anything bad happens to our leader Khaleda Zia due to your reluctance,” the BNP leader claimed.

Rizvi urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to free Khaleda immediately instead of carrying out “false propaganda” against her. “Do not interrupt her bail. Give her the scope to get healthcare at a hospital of her choice.”

He said their party has decided to hold rallies all over Bangladesh on November 23 to push for its demand for having Khaleda freed from jail.

They will stage a rally in front of their central office at Naya Paltan at 2pm the same day.

Besides, he said, a mumber of doa mahfils will be arranged at their party offices across the country on Wednesday, marking the 54th birth anniversary of their party’t acting Chairman Tarique Rahman.    

Rizvi added, they will centrally arrange a doa mahfil at their Naya Paltan office on Thursday on the occasion.

Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. 

She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both cases are politically motivated.

The BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 this year.