Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the issue of granting bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is under the jurisdiction of court.
Replying to a query, Quader—also the Road, Transport and Bridges Minister—said the lawsuits filed against Khaleda Zia were not political; rather they were filed during the caretaker government regime for her corruption. Thus, her bail is under the jurisdiction of court.
He made the remarks at AL President Sheikh Hasina's political office in Dhanmondi today, reports BSS.
"Public support for BNP will improve if the party shuns their politics of vengeance," Quader said.
"BNP's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called me over phone but we did not get any written statement from the party regarding the parole release of Khaleda Zia. Besides, Home and Law Ministers did not receive any statement why Khaleda Zia would be released in parole," Quader said while responding to another query.
The doctors' statement and the BNP leaders' claim regarding the health condition of Khaleda Zia do not match, he also said.
"The government is sincere in the proper treatment of Khaleda Zia and she is receiving proper treatment," he added.