BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said he had no phone conversation with Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader over the release of party’s chairperson Khaleda Zia on parole.
He made the remark while talking to reporters after paying homage to BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e -Bangla Nagar in the capital this morning.“Family members of the BNP chairperson are dealing with the issue of filing application for her release from jail. I had no conversation with Obaidul Quader in this regard,” the BNP leader said.
Earlier on Friday, Obaidul Quader claimed that Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir phoned him and sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention for the release of Khaleda Zia on parole.
On the day, the road transport and bridges minister, at a press conference, said, ““I had a discussion with Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on the release of Begum Khaleda Zia on parole over telephone. He (Fakhrul) requested me over phone to discuss the issue (Khaleda Zia’s release on parole) with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”