Demoralising Khaleda Zia not possible: Rizvi

17 Oct 2017, 17:36

Online Desk

Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said it will not be possible to demoralise their chairperson Khaleda Zia by issuing warrants for her arrest in the cases filed against her.

"Our leader Khaleda Zia is returning tomorrow (Wednesday) belying your false campaign and falsehood. She's coming back to her people. You had thought you would be able to deject her through the warrants for her arrest as you're living in a fool's paradise," he said.

Speaking at a human chain programme, the BNP leader also said, Khaleda Zia has long been leading the country's people enduring immense sufferings and repressions, and she will continue to do so in the days to come.

Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas) arranged the programme in front of National Press Club, protesting at the arrest warrants against Khaleda Zia.

Rizvi said though Khaleda Zia went to London for treatment, the ruling party men spreads propaganda that she would not return home as she has indulged in conspiracy there. "Khaleda Zia has no history of fleeing the country. She couldn't be sent abroad by force, even after jailing her two sons."

After her three-month visit to the United Kingdom, Khaleda Zia is returning home on Wednesday afternoon by an Emirates Airlines flight.

Meanwhile, a court in Comilla and two others here issued warrants for Khaleda Zia's arrest last week in three separate cases.

Rizvi alleged that the arrest warrants were issued in a planned way just a few days before her homecoming to make her frightened and weaken.

About the next general election, he said 'current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the main barrier' to holding a fair and credible general election.

The BNP leader also said the country' people will not allow the ruling party to hold another lopsided election like Januray-5 one. "The next polls must be held under a supportive government."