BNP on Friday voiced deep concern over the life and security of its chairperson Khaleda Zia as a petrol bomb-like object was reportedly recovered from the administrative building of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi demanded adequate security for their chairperson at the BSMMU where she has been receiving treatment since April 1 last.
“How did a petrol bomb end up at the BSMMU amid tight security? We’re deeply worried over the life and security of our leader (Khaleda),” he said.
The BNP leader said people suspect that such kind of incident cannot happen without either patronage of government high levels or a blue print of it.
According to media reports, a petrol bomb-like object was found in front of the registrar’s room at BSMMU administrative building on Thursday.
Rizvi said the incident of the petrol bomb recovery from BSMMU has stunned the country’s people since a three-time prime minister has been undergoing treatment at the hospital.
He accused the government of making efforts to eliminate its political opposition through ‘destroying democracy’.
Rizvi also said the government has kept their chairperson in jail ‘unlawfully’ and deprived her of justice.
He also demanded that the government ensure proper treatment of their chairperson.
BNP leader also criticised the government over the demolition of the heritage building -- ‘Jahajbari’ -- in old Dhaka by ruling party men. “The incident has manifested that Awami League has turned into a grabbers’ party.”
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