Khaleda to be punished if proved guilty: PM

MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia will certainly be punished in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case if the court is convinced.

Criticising BNP’s threat not to allow holding the election if Khaleda Zia is punished in the Zia Orphanage Trust case, the Prime Minister said, ‘They (BNP) won’t allow the election just to save a thief. What type of attitude is this?’

She also questioned, ‘Why the BNP leader is afraid of facing the court if she had not been involved in any corruption. She has repeatedly been seeking time. In one case, she has filed petitions for some 53/54 times. What’s the reason behind escaping the court?’

She went on to answer, ‘This is clear that she (Khaleda) embezzled the orphanage money.’

Hasina also said the mass people rejected the destructive politics of BNP it unleashed to foil the January-5 election in 2014 and alleged that Khaleda Zia has always been doing the negative, even in politics.

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