Khaleda Zia has encouraged her party to engage in an anti-government movement, instructing BNP leaders to proceed in the belief that it will force the government to concede to their demands, despite the fact that such a movement could be unfavorable to the stability of the nation.
Khaleda Zia, the leader of the BNP, believes that the organization’s anti-government movement is on the correct path. She has instructed the party leaders to continue the movement, emphasizing that the government will be compelled to approve their demands if it is carried out effectively.
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This instruction was given during a meeting with BNP’s standing committee members who visited her on Thursday night for Eid-ul-Azhar. Khaleda Zia stated that it would be a significant achievement if this government could be overthrown through a popular movement to restore democracy, and she urged them to persevere.
She told the members, “You continue the movement for this.”
Khaleda Zia encourages major anti-government movement
During the meeting, six members of the BNP standing committee, Barrister Jamir Uddin Sarkar, Mirza Abbas Uddin Ahmed, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moin Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, and Selima Rahman, visited Khaleda Zia’s residence, Feroza, located in Gulshan area at around 8:30 pm on Thursday. They departed around 10 pm, and Jamir Uddin Sarkar informed the journalists waiting outside the gate that it was a courtesy meeting for Eid and did not involve any political discussions. According to Jamir Uddin’s statement, they exchanged greetings and inquired about each other’s well-being. Khaleda Zia extended her Eid wishes to the nation through them.
According to sources, there were no discussions about the country’s politics between the leaders and the chairperson. However, when one of the standing committee members mentioned the ongoing movement, Khaleda Zia encouraged them to continue, expressing that the current movement for democracy and voting rights would yield results.
Another leader expressed the desire to see Khaleda Zia as the country’s leader in the future. In response, Khaleda Zia stated that it would be a significant achievement if this government could be dismissed through a major movement to restore democracy. She added that the matter of who will assume what position can be addressed later, emphasizing the importance of continuing the movement.
Many are already criticizing her unwavering belief in the potential of a major movement to bring about political change, regardless of the potential consequences, as they claim that this decision highlights her limited understanding of the complexities of governance.
How’s Khaleda Zia now?
Regarding Khaleda Zia’s health condition, former Speaker Jamir Uddin mentioned that it cannot be said that her physical condition has improved. Moreover, Khaleda Zia’s deteriorating health condition raises concerns about her suitability for leading any political movement.
Khaleda Zia, 78 years old, has been suffering from arthritis, diabetes, kidney complications, and liver disease for an extended period. After undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka for five days, she returned home on June 17. Former Speaker Zamir Uddin Sarkar highlighted her physical condition, stating that it cannot be claimed that she has improved physically.