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12:00 AM, November 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:30 AM, November 18, 2019

Oikyafront team to meet Khaleda

Seeks permission from jail authorities

The Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday sent a letter to prison authorities seeking permission for five of its leaders to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

A delegation, led by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President ASM Abdur Rob, will meet Khaleda, said Oikyafront Office Secretary Jahangir Alam Mintoo.

The four other leaders are JSD Vice-President Tania Rob, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gonoforum General Secretary Reza Kibria and Gonoshasthya Kendra Founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury.

Mintoo said four to five other Oikyafront leaders will meet the BNP chairperson later but did not mention who they were.

Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. She has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 this year.

Meanwhile, the BNP yesterday sent a letter addressing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urging her to publicly disclose the recently-signed agreements with India.

On November 2, in a standing committee meeting at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, the party took the decision to write to Hasina to know the details of the treaties she signed during her last visit to India. 

Party leaders Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal and Khairul Kabir Khokon handed over the letter, which was signed by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Alal told journalists that the PM talked about signing the agreements but no discussion in this regard took place in parliament.

When asked that why the BNP representatives in the parliament did not raise the issue, Alal said the BNP lawmakers gave a notice to the parliament but the notice was not accepted nor were they allowed to talk about it. “That’s why the letter was sent to the PM.”

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