Claiming Sheikh Hasina has established ‘monarchy’ in Bangladesh, the BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has called for ‘national unity’ to topple the Awami League government.
The BNP chief, who is now staying in London, made the call at a meeting organised by the party’s UK chapter at Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel on Sunday evening (local time). It is the first meeting during Khaleda’s visit to the UK now running one and a half months.
Her elder son Tarique Rahman sat at her side while Tarique’s wife Zubaida Rahman was in the audience of the meeting.
The BNP chief told the expatriate leaders and activists that she would return home soon to revamp the party for anti-government movement.
The former prime minister attacked the government for the law and order situation, which she said was “worst in the country’s history”.
“The people of Bangladesh are not well today. They are not in peace. Harassments are crossing the limit everyday,” Khaleda said.
Without naming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, she said, “Bangladesh is now a monarchy. There is Lady Hitler running this monarchy.”
“Because all her soldiers, I mean the administration, are only carrying out her orders. Everything is done on her order,” she added.