Law minister Anisul Huq said the Supreme Court’s apex Appellate Division rejected imprisoned BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s bail petition as it did not find her health condition to be critical.
“After hearing the lawyers’ arguments and scrutinizing her medical report, the court did not find necessary ground to grant her bail,” he said while addressing a function in Akhaura upazila in the district. Huq added: “She is not so sick.”The minister made the comments as he was addressing the founding laying ceremony of Akhaura Upazila Model Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre.
Huq said BNP and its crucial ally Jamaat-e-Islami and their predecessor in state power Jatiya Party virtually wanted to turn the country into a failed state and a land of beggars.
“BNP and Jamaat still don’t believe in independent Bangladesh,” he said.
But, Huq said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made Bangladesh known as a role model of development.
Law and Justice Division secretary Md Golam Sarwar, Awami League Akhaura unit convener Md Joynal Abedin, mayor of the town Md Takzil Khalifa, Kasba upajila parishad chairman Rashedul Kawser Bhuiyan, were present on the occasion, among others.