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Family to decide about Khaleda’s parole: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:00, Feb 18,2020

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. — UNB file photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday said that decision regarding seeking the party chairperson, Khaleda Zia’s, bail on parole depended on her family members.

He also said that he had no talks with ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader over the former prime minister’s release on parole.

The BNP leader made the statements while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of BNP founder and late president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Banglanagar in the capital on the occasion of the 40th founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Tanti Dal.

‘Earlier, I clearly asked you to ask him (Obaidul) about the issue. We did not talk about parole of Khaleda. Have our party said anything about it?’ Fakhrul said.

He said that Khaleda was seriously ill and any kind of accident might occur anytime.  ‘That is why we said that the government was pushing Khaleda Zia towards death in a planned way.’

He said that the government should release Khaleda for their own benefit as restoration of democracy was not possible without her.

Asked whether there was any possibility of seeking bail on parole if Khaleda was not freed through judicial process, he said that it depended on her family and they would take the decisions in this regard.

He alleged that Khaleda was kept in jail illegally in a false case which was also bailable and she deserved bail.

‘The government has kept her in jail out of political vengeance,’ he alleged, adding that they were on movement for the past two years and were still on movement for her release.

He hoped that the government would release Khaleda showing respect to people’s demands.

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