Urging the Bangladesh Nationalist Party to shun negative politics, Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the court was the legal authority to grant the bail plea of Begum Khaleda Zia.
‘The case filed against Begum Zia was not political, so the granting of bail to her is totally depends on the court not upon the government,’ he told a press conference at Awami League president’s political office at Dhanmondi in the city.
Urging the BNP to make positive politics by avoiding conflict, violence and revenge, Obaidul said then public support for BNP would increase.
Replying to a query, he said the graft case against the BNP chief was filed during the caretaker government. So, the case was not political and the government had nothing to do to grant bail to her (Begum Zia).
He, however, told journalist that the government was providing better treatment to Begum Zia as the government was quite sincere to this matter.
Criticising the BNP leader, Obaidul said the statement made by the BNP leaders about Begum Zia’s physical condition did not match with the report provided by the physicians.
Awami League joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising secretaries SM Kamal Hossen and advocate Afzal Hossen, publicity secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, office secretary Barrister Biplob Barua and deputy office secretary Sayem Khan, among others, attended the conference.
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