Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said that his party was frustrated and aggrieved over the government decision rejecting an application of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family seeking permission to take her abroad for medical treatment.
‘We are frustrated and aggrieved. The government convicted her [Khaleda] in fabricated cases to minus her from politics and the conspiracy was initiated during 1/11,’ Fakhrul told reporters in the evening emerging from Evercare Hospital where Khaleda is undergoing treatment.
He, however, said that Khaleda, also a former prime minister, was breathing without oxygen support in the coronary care unit of the hospital.
He said that physicians informed him that Khaleda was suffering from post-Covid complications.
‘Physicians have told me that the ongoing treatment is not enough for her and she is in danger,’ Fakhrul said.
He said that the government rejected the application of Khaleda’s family on the ground of ‘no precedence’ although the government had created a number of precedence.
He said that suspending conviction or allowing her treatment abroad under section 401 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was possible.
‘She is a victim of politics,’ Fakhrul alleged.
Replying to a question, he said that the family of Khaleda would decide about the next move in this regard.
In an instant reaction, BNP leader Jahir Uddin Swapan said that the government was using the state power and the constitution in its party interest.
He said that the government was afraid of the popularity of Khaleda.
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury in a programme in Tangail said that the government should allow Khaleda to take treatment abroad on humanitarian grounds because she was seriously ill.
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