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Fakhrul warns ‘political crisis’ sans Khaleda’s release
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today warned the government of a “political crisis” if the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia is not freed from jail before the general election.
“Khaleda Zia is the last resort and the sole agent of democracy. Release her; otherwise a political crisis will appear which the government will not be able to control,” Fakhrul said.
Claiming that only Khaleda Zia can restore democracy and congenial atmosphere in the country, Fakhrul said the government will not be speared if it does not ensure her release for the sake of holding of the next general election in free, fair and inclusive manner.
Fakhrul issued the warning at a programme organised at the AKM Siddique Hall in the Supreme Court and reiterated demands of Khaleda Zia’s freedom.
He also criticised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her recent comments that the world leaders want to see her at the helm of Bangladesh and her government in power again.
“Nothing is possible without the support of the people. Get your senses right and ensure people’s right to vote freely,” Fakhrul said in response to the premier’s statement.