Khaleda arrives in Sylhet


Staff reporter:

BNP Chairperson Khaleda reached the Circuit House here around 4:30 pm on Monday.

After taking rest for a while, she is scheduled to offer fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Hazrat Shah Paran (RA).

Khaleda started her journey for Sylhet in the morning from her Gulshan residence by road around 9:15am.

Meanwhile, on her way to Sylhet, a group of people shouted slogans in favour of Awami League and its election symbol ‘boat’ and showed shoes and sandals while Khaleda’s motorcade was crossing Narsingdi’s Bhelanagr area  around 11:20 am.

They also tried to attack a car of Jubo Dal central leader Mahbubul Hasan Pinku but police resisted them.

Huge law enforcers were seen deployed at different important points on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway over Khaleda’s Sylhet tour.

The law enforcers were also seen obstructing BNP leaders and activists to take positions at many points of the highway to welcome their chairperson.

Police also detained 12 leaders and activists of BNP who gathered at Kararchar area of Narsingdi to greet and welcome their Chairperson Khaleda.

BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that police did not allow their party leaders and activists to stand on Dhaka-Sylhet highway’s many points to welcome their party chief on her way to Sylhet.

Party insiders said Khaleda may return to Dhaka tonight (Monday night).

Khaleda last visited Sylhet on October 4, 2013 and addressed a rally of BNP-led 20-party alliance there.

The Special Court-5 in Dhaka on Thursday fixed February 8 to deliver its verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case filed against Khaleda and five others.


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