BNP has started interviewing its nomination aspirants to finalize the candidates who will contest the 11th parliamentary elections with its ticket. BNP acting chief Tarique Zia, who is absconding in London, is taking interviews through video conference.
He asked questions to the nomination aspirants about country’s current situation, post-one-eleven situation and their roles in the past 10 years. An aspirant, who is seeking to contest from Rangpur, told Tarique, ‘We’re going through a lot of troubles. We’re also being held in prisons. I spent four years in prison in the past 10 years as 56 cases were filed against me. But you’re staying abroad and giving us knowledge.’
He told Tarique that at least for his mother he should return to the country. He said, ‘Your mother’s age is almost 70 now. I’ve never seen a son staying abroad when his mother is in prison. At least for the sake of your mother please come home. What will happen to you if you return to the country? You’ve lawyers and workers to support you. If it gets necessary, we’ll break the prison lock and bring you out. Why don’t you return?’
He further said, ‘Half of your leadership was taken over by Dr. Kamal Hossain. If you don’t return and keep giving lectures, you will lose the other half.’