Dhaka, Jan 11 (Just News): Accusing prime minister Sheikh Hasina of perjury for ‘false’ statement about the BNP chairperson's assets abroad, the BNP on Thursday compared such act with 'treason'.
Drawing further attention to Hasina’s calling of BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia as mad, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir referred to the apex court’s observation earlier calling Hasina a 'wrongheaded' person.
"There's no existence of the assets the prime minister had talked about yesterday (Wednesday) in parliament," Mirza Fakhrul told a press conference.
He said Sheikh Hasina “tried to confuse people with her falsehood. Her effort to confuse people with false statement in parliament is some sort of treason.”
"We strongly condemn and protest the unguarded, imprudent, indecent and aggressive comments of the prime minister," stated the BNP leader.
The prime minister told parliament on Wednesday that international media ran news reports that Khaleda Zia is the third most corrupt person in the world.
Protesting Hasina's comments, Fakhrul said she took oath to work as responsible person and speak the truth and not to lie. "She can't make false statement and confuse people standing in parliament."
He urged the prime minister to stop lying as she will not be able to mislead people with her false comments.
The BNP leader also warned that a defamatory suit can be filed against the prime minister for her calling their chairperson a mad person.
"The ruling party leaders are suffering from mental problem only because of fear of Khaleda Zia and her popularity. We usually don't make such comments. But, a defamatory case can be filed against the prime minister for the word (insane) she uttered about our chairperson," he observed.
Fakhrul said the PM's comments about Khaleda and her family members will create confusion in public mind about the next general election and a congenial political atmosphere.
Mentioning that the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court branded Sheikh Hasina as a 'wrongheaded' person in the past, he said the prime minister should think what is people's and the court's perception about her before she calling any one 'insane'.
Fakhrul said the prime minister told parliament that Khaleda did not protest the allegations of having assets abroad. "It's totally falsehood. We'd protested the allegation at a press conference. Not only that we'd have sent a legal notice to her and she still did not respond to it."
He said the prime minister proved her allegations against the BNP chief are false and fabricated by refraining from responding to the legal notice.