Khaleda reaches Sylhet Circuit House

She will offer prayer at shrines


Published: February 05, 2018 18:44:34 | Updated: February 05, 2018 20:22:59


The motorcade of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Brahmanbaria district area on the way to Sylhet on Monday. -Focus Bangla Photo

BNP Chairperson Khaleda reached the Circuit House in Sylhet on Monday afternoon after a seven-hour journey.

Khaleda started her journey for Sylhet in the morning from her Gulshan residence by road around 9:15am and reached in Sylhet city around 4.30pm.

She is scheduled to offer fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Hazrat Shah Paran (RA) after taking rest for a while at the circuit house.

Party insiders said Khaleda may return to Dhaka tonight (Monday night).

A group of people showed shoes and sandals when Khaleda's motorcade was crossing Narsingdi's Bhelanagr area around 11:20 am for Sylhet.

They shouted slogans in favour of Awami League and its election symbol 'boat'.

They also tried to attack a car of Jubo Dal central leader Mahbubul Hasan Pinku but police resisted them.

Police also detained 12 leaders and activists of BNP who gathered at Kararchar area of Narsingdi to greet and welcome their Chairperson Khaleda.

Huge law enforcers were seen deployed at different important points on Dhaka to Sylhet Highway over Khaleda's Sylhet tour.

BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that police did not allow their party leaders and activists to stand at many points on the highway to welcome their party chief.

Khaleda last visited Sylhet on October 4, 2013 and addressed a rally of BNP-led 20-party alliance there.

The Special Court-5 in Dhaka on Thursday fixed February 8 to deliver its verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda and five others.

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