Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu on Tuesday alleged that the party chairperson Khaleda Zia did not get bail due to the government’s opposition.
Dudu, also convener of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal, addressing a human chain in front of the National Press Club as the chief guest, also said that former prime minister Khaleda’s release on bail, if granted, would be a good job by the government amid its innumerable bad deeds.
A pro-BNP organisation, Desh Banchao Manush Banchao, formed the human chain demanding immediate release of Khaleda, who has been in jail since February 8, 2018 after being convicted in a graft case.
Dudu criticised Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that the government would have no objection if Khaleda was granted bail.
‘So, it can be assumed that the court did not grant her bail for objection from the government. She would be freed if the government does not appear as a bar on her way to getting bail or released,’ he said.
He alleged that the proposed budget for the 2019-20 financial year only preserved the interests of rich people and absolutely ignored the interests of the poor.
He alleged that the budget did not allocate any incentive for the farmers and that they were compelled to sell their paddy at Tk 400 per 40 kilograms against the production cost of Tk 1000 for the same quantity.
‘Farmers even set fire to their paddy field as they did not get fair price for their produces,’ he lamented.
Presided over by Desh Banchao Manush Banchao president KM Rakibul Islam Ripon, the human chain was also addressed by Labour Party chairman Mostafizur Rahman Iran, Dhaka south city BNP vice president Farid Uddin Ahmed and Muktijoddha Projanmo Dal leader Saiful Islam Seku, among others.
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