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Deep-rooted conspiracy against Khaleda is on: BNP

09 Jan 2019, 15:57

NTV Online

Dhaka: BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has resorted to a ‘deep-rooted conspiracy’ over the life of its chairperson Khaleda Zia by snatching her right to receive treatment.

‘Khaleda Zia is still sick. The government has snatched her right to get necessary treatment. The government has indulged in a deep-rooted plot over her life,’ said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, reports the UNB.

Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he also alleged that the government is repressing Khaleda mentally by not allowing her relatives to meet her.

The BNP leader also said the lower court is delaying the hearing on bail petitions of Khaleda in different cases at the behest of the government. ‘The government is applying all the ways to repress Begum Zia.’

He also accused the government of harassing BNP leaders and activists through the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Referring to filing of a case against BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas by the ACC, Rizvi said, ‘After harassing BNP leaders and activists by filing cases and attacking them by police across the country, now opposition leaders are being harassed by the Anti-Corruption Commission.’

He claimed that the ACC file the case against Abbas and Afroza as they contested the 11th parliamentary election as BNP candidates, and took a strong stance in favour of BNP and democracy. ‘We would like to say the ACC is working as a weapon to oppress the opposition.’

The BNP leader said though the ruling party leaders and activists ‘plundered’ thousands of crores of taka from finical institutions, including banks, the ACC has turned a blind eye to them.

Rizvi alleged that the ruling party men kept repressing and attacking BNP leaders and activists and setting fire to their houses at different parts of the country since the December-30 national election.

‘People are passing their days amid deep worry due to the post-election violence. A tense situation has been prevailing all over the country due to the prevailing acts of terror. A serious censorship has been imposed so that the media can’t publish news on repressive acts,’ he further alleged.

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