BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday at a rally in Chittagong said party Chairperson Khaleda Zia was convicted in a "false" case with an ill motive to keep her away from the anti-government movement.
“We are not conducting movement for assuming power," he said, adding that they were trying to "uphold democracy" in the country through movement.
The rally was jointly organised by three Chittagong BNP units -- city, north and south district -- in front of the city unit's office at Nasiman Bhaban, demanding release of Khaleda.
“We have been urging the government to take initiative for holding a fair election under a neutral government. But they are not interested in any dialogue with political parties in this regard,” said Fakhrul.
Senior party leaders Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moin Khan, and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury addressed the rally with city unit president Shahadat Hossain in the chair.