16 July 2020

Relatives meet Khaleda at hospital with homemade food

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo. -

Jailed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia passed around two hours with her relatives, including her two granddaughters, and took homemade food they brought for her at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on the Eid day on Monday, UNB reports.

Party sources said six relatives of the BNP chief with some cooked food, new clothes and flowers entered BSMMU cabin-621, where she is receiving treatment, around 1:30pm.

Sharmila Rahman Sithi, wife of Khaleda’s late son Arafat Rahman Koko, Sithi’s two daughters Zahia Rahman and Zaifa Rahman, Khaleda’s brother Shamim Iskandar, his wife Kaniz Fatema and son Ovik Iskandar met her.

They came out of the cabin around 3:30pm.

Coming out of the hospital, Khaleda’s relatives said she was very happy to see her two granddaughters -- Zahia and Zaifa.

She adored them and embraced them after they took her blessings touching her feet, they said.

The BNP chief’s physical condition is not good as she cannot walk without the help of anyone else, they said.

Khaleda was taken to the BSMMU from jail on April 1 last for treatment.

On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Khaleda has been staying at the jail with her domestic help Fatema Begum.

With this, the BNP chairperson has spent six Eids in jail.

The BNP chief earlier had celebrated Eid twice in jail after her arrest by the army-backed caretaker government after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.

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