Jailed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia spent a couple of hours with her relatives, including her two granddaughters, and took homemade food they brought for her at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Eid day.
Party sources said six relatives of the BNP chief entered BSMMU cabin-621 -- where she is receiving treatment -- around 1:30pm, with homecooked food, new clothes and flowers. Sharmila Rahman Sithi, wife of Khaleda’s late son Arafat Rahman Koko, Sithi’s two daughters Zahia Rahman and Zaifa Rahman, Khaleda’s brother Shamim Iskandar, his wife Kaniz Fatema and son Ovik Iskandar met her.
They came out of the cabin around 3:30pm.
After the visit, Khaleda’s relatives said she was very happy to see her granddaughters. The BNP chief’s physical condition is not good as she cannot walk without help, they added.
Khaleda was taken to BSMMU from jail on April 1 for treatment.
She was sent to jail on February 8, 2018, after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
With this, the BNP chairperson has spent six Eids in jail. The BNP chief earlier had celebrated Eid twice in jail after her arrest by the army-backed caretaker government after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.