BNP starts distributing leaflets demanding Khaleda’s release

Published: March 01, 2018 15:33:51 | Updated: March 02, 2018 18:39:28


BNP has started distributing leaflets across the country, including the capital, demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi launched the programme by distributing leaflets among pedestrians in front of party's Nayapaltan central office around 10:15 am on Thursday.

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, BNP secretary general was supposed to inaugurate the programme but he could not join it as his mother fell sick suddenly, says a UNB report.

While talking to reporters, Rizvi said that in the leaflets, they stated how their chairperson has been 'subjected to injustice'.

The BNP leader said they will continue their peaceful movement and ensure the government's fall through it.

Meanwhile, huge law enforcers have been deployed in Nayapaltan area following the BNP's leaflet distribution programme.

BNP's last programme was countrywide demonstration on Monday seeking Khaleda's release and protesting police action during its recent black-flag demonstration programme.

After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different programmes, including human-chain, sit-in, token hunger-strike and protest procession in four phases, demanding the party chief's release.

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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