Strong movement after Eid: Khaleda Zia


Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia has threatened to start a strong movement to expel what she said the ‘corrupt’ government after the Eid. ‘We’ll oust the corrupt government by commencing a strong movement after the Eid,’ she said at a rally in Jaipurhat this (Sunday) afternoon. ‘We’ll drive out the corrupt and anti-state government by our movement and make the country self-reliant,’ she added. Khaleda urged the people to ‘get ready for the movement’. The party chief came down heavily on the ruling party Awami League on various issues. She said, ‘This AL is a corrupt government … they siphoned off money outside the country and deposited those into the Swiss Bank by stealing from Padma Bridge, quick rental, share market and other establishments.’ She demanded to form an impartial probe committee to inquire into the laundered money. She said the people of the country did not take part in January-5 elections. The former prime minister reiterated her demand to hold a fair election under a neutral caretaker government as she said, ‘no fair and neutral polls could be held under AL’. Khaleda also alleged that the ‘illegal’ government was using Rapid Action Battalion as its political force. ‘AL turned RAB into Rakkhi Bahini’, she said and demanded to disband the elite force. She said, ‘Today AL realised that they have no soil under their feet…people are not with them, so they have lost all their senses.’ Khaleda alleged that AL used to insult Nobel laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus while ‘they want to defend the family of Shamim Osman, the godfather of terrors’. ‘If this godfather’s mother (Hasina) stays in power, then no welfare will be done in Bangladesh,’ she said.

Source: New Age