Government busy on looting public properties: Khaleda Zia (Video)
Calling upon all to come to street to oust the government, opposition BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia said, “The government has become mad and they are busy on looting public properties forgetting election pledges.”
He accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family of indulging in corruption and said they have evidence of it.
She said they would go to an international court if the trial of the corruption could not be held in the country.
The opposition leader brought the accusation while addressing a mass hunger strike Sunday afternoon.
The former premier broke the seven-hour fasting by sipping juice offered by Tahsina Rushdir Luna, wife of disappeared BNP leader M Elias Ali.
Khaleda Zia alleged the government does not have any concentration to people and it is only busy to grab for itself.
She added: “The next national election must be held under caretaker government system.”
She also alleged that ruling Awami League government has abducted some 122 people, including BNP organizing secretary M Elias Ali.
Later, the opposition leader stated that BNP leaders and activists are always ready to stand against abductor, murderer, oppressor and corrupt government.
Khaleda reached the venue nearly an hour after the agitation programme began.
Khaleda was flanked by a number of top BNP leaders including BNP standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, Nazrul Islam Khan and Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman on the podium.
BNP Vice-chairman Selima Rahman, BNP leaders Abdullah Al Noman and Fazlur Rahman Patal, Opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque, Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal, Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Hamidur Rahman Azad and Khelafat Majlish ameer Moulana Mohammad Ishak were on the dais.
Leaders and activists of the alliance from different corners of the city rolled in the venue with processions carrying banners and festoons, reports our correspondent covering the event.
BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan told that they had taken all-out preparations to make the programme successful.
The agitation programme has also been observing at all divisional cities and district headquarters simultaneously.
The programme was announced on May 14 as part of the alliance's countrywide demonstration.
On Saturday, the opposition got the government's nod to hold the programme at the natya mancha.
Earlier on May 14, the BNP-led alliance was not given permission to bring out a mass procession in the capital.