Author: Tota

Begum Zia will be freed through peaceful movement  – Mirza Alamgir      

(BNP COMMUNICATION) —  Demanding unconditional release of their party chairperson and former PM Begum Khaleda Zia, large numbers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP leaders and activists on Tuesday between 11am – 12pm staged a sit-in program in the capital, as part of its countrywide program. Led by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other senior leaders, and large numbers of party activists joined the hour-long sit-in program in front of the party’s central office at Nayapaltan in the city. The party had to change venue thrice for police’s restrictions, claimed Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary general of the...

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Fight to face any conspiracy together – Begum Zia

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP chairperson and former PM Begum Khaleda Zia on Saturday put forth six conditions for joining the upcoming parliamentary elections. Delivering her opening speech at the party’s national executive committee meeting at Le Meridien hotel in the capital, the BNP chief urged the government to shun repression and create a peaceful atmosphere for the polls. The conditions are holding the election under a polls-time neutral government, dissolving parliament before the elections, army deployment during the polls, ensuring a congenial atmosphere for voters to go to polling centres, allowing Election Commission to act neutrally and discarding...

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BNP vows to intensify movement

President Zia’s 82nd birthday observed (BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP observed 82nd birth anniversary of president Ziaur Rahman, Biruttam, countrywide with a vow to intensify its movement to restore democracy. Ziaur Rahman was born at Bagbari in Bogra on January 19, 1936. He formed BNP in 1978. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and party’s leaders and activists placed wreaths at his graveside in Dhaka and offered prayers. Mirza Alamgir, BNP secretary general said after placing wreaths that the Awami League would have suffered defeat if DNCC election took place. BNP has taken up weeklong programmes to observe the day. The...

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No election under an unelected Hasina govt: Begum Zia

(BNP Communication): Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former PM Deshnetri Begum Khaleda Zia on Tuesday said no election would be allowed to be held keeping the BNP outside. She said the government was planning to hold election arresting all senior leaders of the BNP and branding the incumbent government an unelected one she also said that no election could be held keeping it in office. The BNP chief also called on police not to arrest and harass BNP activists saying that there is no conflict between police and BNP. Khaleda was speaking at a rally of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra...

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None of witnesses name Begum Zia in their testimonies – lawyer

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s counsel told the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-5 on Tuesday, Dec 26, that none of the prosecution witnesses in their testimonies had claimed that Khaleda had abused her power as the prime minister or embezzled any fund of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Orphanage Trust, reports the English-language daily The New Age. ‘None of the 32 prosecution witnesses have said [in their testimonies] that Begum Zia abused her official capacity either,’ said the defence counsel Abdur Rezzaque Khan during closing argument for the third day in the case. Being elected prime minister,...

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