Huda blames Khaleda's counsels
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's counsels made a mistake by not seeking a stay on the High Court order, and it eventually led to her “eviction” from the cantonment house, party's Vice-chairman Nazmul Huda yesterday said.
Huda, a two-time member of Khaleda's cabinet, also said calling a countrywide hartal just two days before Eid-ul-Azha was wrong.
He was talking to reporters at his Dhanmondi residence.
Slamming the former prime minister's counsels, he said it was their lack of foresightedness that led to her “eviction”. “She [Khaleda Zia] would not have had to leave the house if her lawyers had sought a stay on the High Court order in the cantonment house case.”
Criticising BNP's November 14 strike, Huda said it would have been better, had the programme been called after Eid.
“The sympathy that Khaleda Zia had earned faded soon partly due to the hartal,” he added.
Meanwhile, Khaleda's counsel and party lawmaker Mahbubuddin Khokan said they have submitted an application for stay, which is still pending.
The government is out to create confusion, and has been able to confuse even some BNP leaders, he told the BBC last night when asked about Huda's remarks.
Khokan, also joint secretary general of BNP, said there was no scope to file another petition as the one already filed was yet to be disposed of.