BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday accused the government of plotting to end the life of Khaleda Zia by not allowing her to receive advanced treatment abroad.
Speaking at a discussion, he said they will come up with more action programmes after observing a mass-hunger strike on Saturday across the country to mount pressure on the government to permit their party chairperson Khaleda to go any advanced centre outside the country.
"They (govt) are now conspiring to end the life of Begum Khaleda Zia after completely removing her from politics. That's why they don't want to give her a scope to receive treatment abroad," the BNP leader said.
A faction of the National People's Party (NPP), one of the components of the 20-party alliance, arranged the discussion at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU), marking its 14th founding anniversary, reports UNB.
Fakhrul slammed Law Minister Anisul Huq for his comment that there is no scope to accept the application of Khaleda's family seeking permission to send her abroad. "It's a blatant lie."
He said the government has the authority to allow the BNP chief to go abroad as per section 401 of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC). "Even, the government can completely remit her sentences if it wants."