BNP's present goal only to free Khaleda from jail
Says Fakhrul at human chain
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Wednesday presently his party's only goal is to free its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, reports UNB.
He made the comments while speaking at a human chain programme organised by BNP in front of the Nayapaltan central office in the city demanding release of Khaleda from jail.
The BNP leader also said they will continue the peaceful movement until his party chairperson is released from jail.
"We know the government has kept our chairperson in jail only to resist its fall and our movement for restoration of democracy," the BNP leader said.
Fakhrul further said, "Now it is our duty to remain united and carry out the movement to have our chairperson freed from jail. We must free her from jail as it is now our only goal."
Followers holding banners, festoons and placards were chanting various slogans to have their chief released.
The agitation programme ended peacefully around 11:50am amid the presence of huge law enforcers.
The party's standing committee members delivered speeches demanding immediate release of the party chief and urged the government to move Khaleda to United Hospital for better treatment.
Earlier on Tuesday, the party announced to form the human chain in front of National Press Club.
However, it changed the decision for some unavoidable reasons, said BNP's Assistant Office Secretary Belal Ahmed.