Khaleda Zia declined to be enumerated in voter list

E-Bangladesh

E-Bangladesh

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[Dhaka Correspondent]

The BNP chairperson, Khaleda Zia, declined to be enumerated in electoral roll in protest against detaining her without any proving any charge, said her attorneys on Thursday. 

She expressed concern at the skyrocketing price of essentials and labelled it a great crisis.

‘I am the only prime minister elected for three times and they kept me in jail without proving a single charge and all the cases they had field were bail-able. I will not be enumerated being in jail in protest against the illegal detention,’ Khaleda was quoted by her counsel Ahmed Azam Khan to have said. 

Her attorneys, Azam and Nasiruddin Asim, met her in the special jail on the Jatiya Sangsad complex in the afternoon had an hour-long conversation regarding the Gatco, Niko and Barapukuria cases. 

Azam told E-Bangladesh that Khaleda rejected each and every charge saying she had no involvement to accusations brought against her. 

The BNP chief was alarmed, concerned and apprehensive at the skyrocketing price of essentials and labelled it a great crisis, Azam said. 

‘She urged the government to free the top detained political leaders who have experiences to manage such crisis and their expertise in tackling the situation,’ the lawyer added.   

‘She also demanded of the government to ensure improved medical treatment to his elder son Tarique Rahman on an emergency basis,’ Azam said. 

‘As her younger son, Arafat, has no political involvement, Khleda demanded of the government to release him on bail and send him abroad for proper treatment,’ he added.        

Khaleda also thanked the 700 journalists who issued a joint-statement on Tuesday demanding her release, Azam said.

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