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Khaleda’s health condition now in serious stage: Fakhrul

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a human chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday demanding early release of party Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her proper treatment.

Staff  Reporter :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said that its party chief Begum Khaleda Zia is in jail with a serious health condition and demanded her immediate release.
Fakhrul said, "Begum Khaleda Zia must be treated. She uses a Wheelchair for movement. Basically her health condition has been worsening in jail day by day. So, we demand her release in no loss of time.
'This government remains in power depriving the voters of their rights to vote and  jailed her before the election. If Khaleda Zia is free, the common people would resist the injustice,' he said.
He said it at a human chain programme in front of the National Press Club demanding Chairperson Khaleda Zia's release from jail.  
Party leaders and activists holding banners, festoons and placards joined the programme and chanted various slogans to have their chief freed from jail.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, "The government has taken the country to a deplorable situation by destroying democracy as it does not love people."
"We all, irrespective of parties and opinions, must be vocal to protect our independence and uphold the Liberation War spirit. We'll surely be able to defeat the current regime through launching a greater movement in the days to come." He said.
Fakhrul further said, "For establishing democracy, Begum Khaleda Zia must be released. Everyone needs to be united. This oppressive government will have to be defeated by creating greater agitation ahead."
Apart from Fakhrul, BNP Standing Committee Members Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Nazrul Islam Khan addressed the programme.
On Sunday, Fakhrul announced the programme demanding the release of Khaleda and her proper treatment.
The party is also scheduled to stage similar programme on Thursday in all districts and metropolitan cities to press for the demand.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8, 2018.
She has been receiving treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University since April 1 last.

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