People won’t accept injudicious verdict against Khaleda Zia: BNP

People won’t accept injudicious verdict against Khaleda Zia: BNP

Dhaka, Jan 27 (Just News): Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday warned that people will not accept it if any injudicious verdict is given in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against party chairperson Khaleda Zia and others.

"It won't be so easy for you (government) to arrange an injudicious verdict against our chairperson Khaleda Zia. The country's people won't accept that and justice must be ensured for her," he said.

Fakhrul came up with the remarks while speaking at a protest rally at the National Press Club arranged by Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal demanding release of its general secretary and organising secretary.

He alleged that the government is making a plot to remove Khaleda Zia from politics. "But we can't allow the government to do that."

The BNP leader urged his party colleagues to get ready for foiling the government's evil design against their chairperson.

The Special Court-5 in Dhaka on Thursday fixed 8 February to deliver the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda and five other people.

The ACC filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July, 2008 with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda, her son Tarique Rahman, who is now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over 21 million that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.

Fakhrul questioned as to why the government is trying to complete the trial proceedings of the case so hurriedly. "Is it for keeping Khaleda Zia away from the next election and politics as part of your plot?"

He also criticised the government for what he said its failure to control the soaring prices of the essentials. "An unstable situation has been prevailing at every sector. We must wake up to overcome the situation."

The BNP leader also alleged that the government continued its repressive acts to annihilate the opposition in a planned way.

He claimed that their party's at least 20,000 leaders and activists were arrested over the last one month.

(Just News/ys/2100hr)