BNP on Thursday demanded the 'unconditional' release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, not that of on parole, from jail before Eid-ul-Fitr.
"I don't know what her lawyers have said...I on behalf of party demand she (Khaleda) be released before the Eid without any condition," said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the demand at a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office.
Earlier on Wednesday, Khaleda's lawyer Khandoker Mahbub Hossain urged the government to release the BNP chief from jail on parole on humanitarian ground for her better treatment.
Rizvi said the government is putting various conditions for Khaleda's treatment as part of its blueprint. "They're imposing the conditions as they don't want to provide her treatment."
He alleged that the jail authorities are buying time to give Khaleda treatment at the behest of the Prime Minister to endanger her life, reports UNB.
The BNP leader urged the government to take immediate steps for ensuring proper treatment of Khaleda Zia at United Hospital in the capital. "She won't receive treatment anywhere, except the United Hospital."