Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday claimed that the government is trying keep party chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail ‘in tricky way ‘ fearing mass uprising.
He came up with the remark while addressing a discussion at National Press Club organised by Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Kalyan Front, a platform of members of pro-BNP minority religious communities for release of Khaleda from jail.
A High Court division on Monday granted four months bail to Khaleda who was sentenced to five years jail in a graft case by a Dhaka special judge's court on February 8 and sent to erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail in old Dhaka.
Khaleda's lawyers expected that she would be released from the jail on Tuesday but there is no possibility to that due to legal process following filing appeals by Anti-Corruption Commission and Attorney General to stay the bail order.
The secretary general said BNP would free Khaleda through political movement.
Fakhrul alleged that the government is on 'ill-campaign in various tactics to split BNP.
He said the government is hatching multifarious conspiracies against BNP using newspapers and social media sites to create division in the party's leadership.
He said they (government) resorted to such acts as they are afraid of people and it will not bring any benefit for them.
Fakhrul came down heavily on a newspaper editor for his writing that BNP's standing committee members including Fakhrul recently met Khaleda in jail with five new proposals of negotiations to her.
Fakhrul said BNP got stronger after Khaleda was sent to jail, saying the party is united under acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
Presided over by the Kalyan Front convenor Goutam Chakravarty, the discussion was also addressed by BNP vice-chairman Nitai Roy Chowdhury and Khaleda's advisory council member Sukomal Barua.
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