February 20, 2017 - 8:35pm
BNP today hit out at Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu for his comment on its chairperson's graft case, saying he is just trying to appease the prime minister with such remarks only to keep his position intact in the cabinet.
Following the prime minister's remark (on Khaleda's case), Hasanul Haq Inu has said Khaleda Zia must be convicted. “You (Inu) don't think people won't forget your such vindictive comment to appease the prime minister and your flattering role in retaining your position in the cabinet," said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
He came up with the comment while unveiling the cover of a book titled 'Khocha' written by Chandra Rahman at the Jatiya Press Club.
Rizvi also accused the prime minister of trying to influence the court by making comments on their chairperson's Khaleda Zia's under-trial cases.
Addressing a reception accorded to her in Germany by the local unit of Awami League on Friday, Sheikh Hasina said Khaleda Zia will certainly be punished in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case if the court is convinced with proper evidence and documents.
Reacting to Hasina's comment, Rizvi said, “it is the jurisdiction of the court to deliver verdict on Khaleda's cases, whatever it may be. But, the prime minister was predicting about the verdict from Germany's Munich. So, it can be said she is influencing the court to act as per her will."
He warned that the country's people will not accept and remain silent if anything happens as per the prime minister’s desire regarding Khaleda's cases.
“Don't think people won't raise their voice and protest against your misdeeds only in fear of reprisal and repressive acts. If you continue your misrule, one day your throne will fall apart dashing your all dreams," Rizvi said.