BNP-led 20-party alliance meeting this evening

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Top leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance will hold a meeting this evening discussing current political situation of the country.

BNP’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will preside over the meeting which will be held at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka at 7:00pm, Syrul Kabir Khan, an official of Khaleda Zia’s press wing, told The Daily Star.

The 20-party leaders will also discuss the on-going movement to release Khaleda from jail and their next course of action.

On February 8, the Special Judge’s Court-5 of Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the graft case.

The court also jailed her elder son Tarique Rahman, now acting chairman of the BNP, and four others for 10 years and fined them Tk 2.1 crore, saying all the six convicts would have to pay the fine in equal amounts.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case with Ramna Police Station in July 2008, accusing the six of misappropriating over Tk 2.1 crore that came from a foreign bank as grants for orphans.



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