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Khaleda seriously ill: BNP

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Staff Reporter :
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday claimed that party Chairperson Khaleda Zia is seriously ill.
 "Our party chief Khaleda Zia is deprived of adequate treatment despite being severely sick," he said this while addressing a press briefing at the party's Nayapaltan central office.
Rizvi said the elderly imprisoned BNP chief is suffering from knee-joint and eye completions for long.
Khaleda Zia, a former Prime Minister, also facing other complications as she has been kept in unhealthy environment in an abandoned jail, the BNP leader said.  "But the so-called medical board suggested her only physiotherapy after a farce x-ray and blood tests," Rizvi said.
He said, "It is not possible to identify the health problems of the BNP chief with only blood test and X-ray. It is needed to get her MRI tests."
The X-ray reports of Khaleda Zia suggested that she has some complications in shoulders and hipbones.
The BNP leader also claimed that the government did not allow Khaleda Zia's personal physicians to examine her.
 "The government called the former Prime Minister's personal physicians in the day but did not allow them to examine her health condition," Rizvi said.
The BNP leader alleged that the government jailed the former Prime Minister in a planned way and now they are denying her proper treatment only to kill her gradually.
Rizvi asked the government to give up hatching conspiracy against Khaleda Zia and release her immediately for proper treatment.  "Give up conspiracy, release her immediately and let her to take decision about her best treatment," said Rizvi.
He also accused the government of denying chance to meet Khaleda's relatives in jail.
BNP Vice-Chairman Shawkat Mahmud, central leader Afjal H Khan, Abdus Salam Azad, Abdul Awal Khan, Aminul Islam, were present, among others.

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