Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Hasan accuses BNP of making Khaleda’s health issue “a farce”

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said BNP was trying to politicize their leader Khaled Zia’s health issue turning it a matter of “cruel farce”.

“I want to urge the BNP leaders not to be so heartless;” he told a discussion to mark Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib’s 89th birth anniversary at the Jatiya Press Club Auditorium.

Hasan alleged that BNP continued to put its efforts to use Khaleda’s health issue for its political purpose with an evil intension while the government ensured the ex-premier’s best possible treatment despite her imprisonment on graft charges.

He said a doctor, a nurse and a housemaid were taking care of her round- the-clock at the country’s best health facility Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital.

The minister wondered if any prison inmate in any South Asian country ever
got such privileges or facilities.

Bangladesh Awami Muktijoddha Projonma League (BAMPL) organised the
discussion while Hasan joined the function also in his capacity as Awami
League’s publicity and publication secretary.

Hasan said BNP was now saying their leader’s health condition was very bad
while her current complaint involved mare a tongue problem.

He, however, said Khaleda was suffering from leg and waist pains as
well,which, he said, were her old health issues that did not obstruct her
from performing as the premier and the opposition leader in the past.

But, the minister said, the BNP leaders now were tending to say her leg
and waist pain was a new problem.

“Khaleda Zia performed her duty as prime minister twice and as the leader
of opposition bearing with the pain in her leg and waist,” Hasan said.

The minister said BNP leaders were virtually ridiculing themselves by
making such statements at a few days interval and “I want to urge BNP leaders
not to do make such heartless jocks”.

He also urged the BNP leaders to do make constructive criticism of the
government for playing their role in developing the country.

Hasan said many people have been admitted to hospitals or are taking
treatments at their homes suffering from dengue fever due to the deadly aedes

“The government has already taken initiatives to prevent dengue. But,
everyone should clean up their respective homestead and surroundings and
destroy mosquito breeding grounds,” he said.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by now instructed authorities
concerned to face the dengue situation together.

“That is why the Awami League alongside the government has taken many
initiatives in this regard,” he added.

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About Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Hasan said Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman took many important decisions in consultation with
Fazilatunnesa Mujib.

All the decisions were closely related to the rise of Banglali nation, he
said, adding Fazilatunnesa always helped Bangabandhu take the right decision.

“Bangamata considered the whole country as her family . . . when
Bangabandhu was in jail, she ran her family as well as the party,” he said.

AL leader Advocate Baloram Poddar and BAMPL Secretary General Munsi Ebadul Islam, among others, addressed the function with BAMPL President Advoate Asaduzzaman Durjay in the chair.


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