21 September 2019

Khaleda’s health condition reaches dangerous stage: BNP

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo -

BNP today alleged that the health condition of it’s chairperson Khaleda Zia has worsened at an alarming level as she has been subjected to the government’s politics of vengeance.

“Khaleda Zia only took rice porridge for the last four days due to blisters inside her mouth. She is now bedridden as her condition reached a dangerous stage at this month of Ramadan,” said party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, UNB reports.

He came up with this allegation while speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the city.

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement made in London about keeping Khaleda in jail for her whole life, Rizvi said the Prime Minister is conspiring to implement it.

“You (PM) are trying to kill the most popular leader Khaleda Zia. You’ve exposed yourself in London with your comment about keeping our leader (Khaleda) in jail, ” UNB quoted Rizvi as saying.

He said, “People came to know that the Prime Minister is now at the final stage to implement her blueprint to eliminate Khaleda in jail through repression in a brutal way.”

The BNP leader also criticised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for what he said showing a cruel attitude to the BNP chief with her some recent comments about her illness. “How come she can make a joke over the illness of a 74-year-old seriously ill leader?

Rizvi urged the Prime Minister to take steps to free Khaleda Zia from jail shunning the ‘vindictive attitude’ towards the BNP chief.

He also alleged that the government has spread panic among people by resorting to enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing and repressive acts.

The BNP leader accused the ruling party men of indulging in ‘massive corruption’ as the government has no accountability to people in ‘absence of democracy’.

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