Khaleda Zia’s warrant: 20-Party’s emergency meeting Tuesday

09 Oct 2017, 20:56

NTV Online
File Photo: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

In the wake of issuance of a warrant for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case, senior leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance is going to sit in an emergency meeting on Tuesday night.

The meeting will be held at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 6:30pm, BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Monday night, reports the UNB.

He said the 20-party leaders will discuss the country’s latest political situation, the issuance of the arrest warrant and work out its next course of action.

Besides, he said, some other issues like BNP’s dialogue with the Election Commission and Rohingya crisis also may come up for discussion at the meeting.

A 20-party leader wishing anonymity said the alliance leaders are likely to take out protest programme against the court warrant for the arrest of Khaleda.

Earlier in the day, BNP and its associate bodies announced countrywide demonstration programme for Tuesday and Wednesday protesting the arrest warrant.

A Comilla court today issued warrants for the arrest of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia 45 other leaders and activists of the party in a case filed in connection with a petrol bomb attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila in 2015.

On February 3, 2015, eight people were killed when a group of miscreants hurled a petrol bomb on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement.