The Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia, on Sunday said that she would be on the frontline in the anti-government movement for early elections under a non-party neutral government although the office of prime minister holds no allure for her.
Addressing a views exchange meeting with the members of online activist forum Blue Band Call at her Gulshan office in the evening, she said that she did not feel weak to take to the streets.
‘The office of prime minister is not alluring; rather it is problematic…but let us take to the streets to save the country,’ Khaleda said.
The former prime minister said that the country was being destroyed by one person’s rule. ‘It cannot be tolerated; we cannot allow them to destroy the country,’ she said.
Khaleda said, ‘They [government] are scared of BNP’s movement; they bar our programme. They had put up three sand laden trucks on my house gate to bar me…There would be a result if we could make the programme a success.’
She alleged that ruling party men were being supplied firearms ahead of BNP’s movement.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP chairperson’s adviser Osman Faruque, Blu Band Call president Foyez Chowdhury, its general secretary Mehedi Hasan, among others, were present.
Source: New Age