Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday demanded that the government allow the party chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad for advanced treatment without further delay.
“I would like to clearly say that free our leader (Khaleda Zia) and allow her to go abroad for better treatment fast. Otherwise, you (government) will not find your way to escape. You will have to stand in the people’s dock,” he said.
He warned the government that millions of people will take to the streets, if Khaleda Zia is not released and sent abroad for treatment immediately.
Mirza Fakhrul said Khaleda Zia’s illness has reached such a serious level that doctors at Evercare Hospital and other physicians are saying it will be difficult to save her life if she's not taken to any advanced medical centre for treatment.
Referring to the news of students’ movement showing red cards to the government, he said the government had assured the students of maintaining discipline on the road when they waged the road safety movement earlier.
“The students have taken to the streets simply because you did not keep your word!....You can't enforce discipline on roads properly. This is your failure,” said the BNP secretary general.