Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief Col (retd) Oli Ahmed on Saturday said the government has made its biggest mistake by sending Khaleda to jail as part of its ‘plot’ to keep her away from the national election.
“The country’s people have understood that this present illegal government wants to grab power again through keeping Kahleda in jail and keeping her away from the next election,” he told a discussion programme.
Desh Bachao Manush Bachao Andolan, a pro-BNP-platform, arranged the programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).
Oli said the government would not be able to make any political gain by keeping Khaleda in jail as people are not with it. “I think jailing Khaleda Zia is the biggest mistake of Awami League in its nine-year tenure.”
The LDP leader alleged that the government has kept Khaleda in solitary confinement at abandoned Old Central Jail violating laws only out of its political ‘vengeance’ towards her.
Former Dhaka University Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Emajuddin Ahmed said the government sent Khaleda Zia to jail as it wants to stay in power by holding another lopsided election like January-5, 2014 one.
“But, the country’s people in no way will accept it,” he added.