Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has declared that the 20-party alliance enforced ongoing ‘peaceful’ movement will continue until the government took the initiative to resolve the crisis.
“The movement will continue until a logical conclusion is achieved. It will meet its desired goal immediately,” the BNP chief said while addressing at a press conference at her Gulshan office in Dhaka on Friday afternoon.
She also said: “Power is not a big issue to me. I am fighting to ensure people’s democratic rights to vote freely.”
The former premier also demanded lifting ban on political programmes and arranging dialogue as soon as possible to resolve the crisis. “The government will have to take initiative immediately for resolving the political crisis through dialogue.”
The BNP chief demanded the release of the detained leaders and activists of her party and withdrawal of the ‘false cases’ against them.
She alleged that law enforcers picked up BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed but they have been denying the fact. She warned of bad consequences if Salahuddin is not released immediately.
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia held her last press conference on January 19 after the government withdrew the siege to her office after 15 days.
She has been living in her political office since January 3 last.
On January 5, the 20-party combine chief announced a non-stop blockade programme after having failed to come out from her Gulshan office to join her alliance’s scheduled rally in the capital on the day.
The non-stop blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance is passing its 67th day on Friday.
BBN/SSR/AD-13Mar15-8:04 pm (BST)