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Demanding Khaleda’s Treatment Abroad

BNP holds rallies in divisional cities

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 1 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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BNP holds rallies in divisional cities

BNP held rallies in divisional headquarters including in Dhaka on Tuesday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia and her treatment abroad.

As part of its countrywide programme, the party arranged the rally in front of its Nayapaltan central office. Senior BNP leaders, including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and standing committee members, addressed the rally among others.

Addressing the programme, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir warned that the government would not be spared if anything bad happens to Khaleda Zia.

He said that if anything happens to the BNP chief, the government will have to bear the full responsibility as she has been in government custody for the last three years.

"Khaleda Zia's physicians are very worried about her current critical situation. She again suffered from internal bleeding yesterday (Monday),” the BNP secretary general added.

Claiming that at least 500 Awami League Union Parishad candidates lost in the recent local government polls, he said the fall of the ruling Awami League has begun. “I urge all to join our fight to remove this government from power."

The opposition also arranged rallies in other divisional cities across the country in the same issue.

On Monday, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced that they will hold rallies on Tuesday in all divisional cities demanding their party chairperson's treatment abroad.

"Khaleda Zia is now at the crossroads of life and death due to various complex diseases. Her medical board also disclosed the current state of her ailment on Sunday," he said.

Khaleda, a 76-year-old former prime minister, has been receiving treatment at Evercare Hospital for various health complications since November 13.

Her medical board members on Sunday said Khaleda immediately needs to go abroad for better treatment as she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis.

On behalf of her family, Khaleda's younger brother, Shamim Iskander, submitted an application to the Home Ministry on November 11 urging the government to allow her to go abroad for better treatment.

However, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the government will consider Khaleda Zia’s appeal if she submits a fresh petition after returning to jail.