BNP yesterday termed sedition charges against Khaleda Zia as nothing but a mockery.“The sedition case was filed against Khaleda Zia out of political vendetta,” said party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir while addressing the delegates conference of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal at Institution of Engineers in the city.
He also alleged that the government was plotting to keep Khaleda away from the politics.
Alamgir’s comments came hours after a sedition case was filed against the BNP chairperson for her remarks about the number of martyrs in the war of liberation.
The BNP leader came up with the reaction while speaking at a meeting of the party’s peasant wing in the capital.
“Conspiracy is on to pour Khaleda in prison as she is considers as threat for them when she remains outside,” he said.
He regretted that the sedition case has been filed against the former premier in connection with the remarks.
Alamgir claimed that there was even no sign or hint of treason in the remarks she made on the number of the 1971 liberation war martyrs.
A Dhaka court yesterday summoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on 3 March in a sedition case in connection with her remarks on the number of the 1971 liberation war martyrs.
Supreme Court law Dr Momtajuddin Mehedi filed a petition of the sedition case before the court seeking issuance of warrant of arrest against Khaleda Zia.
The BNP secretary general warned that the existence of the rulers would be at stake if Khaeda takes to the streets.
“They (government) wants to keep Khaleda Zia away from politics but people will not accept it,” he added.
Alamgir put emphasis on the need for unity to resist militancy and said there is no room for the extremism, militancy and communalism in the BNP.
The conference presided over by Shamsuzzaman Dudu, general secretary of the organisaiton, was attended by several hundreds delegations from across the country.