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Khaleda’s way of release

Politics
Published on : 01 January 2019, 08:25 PM
Khaleda’s way of release

The 11th parliamentary election of December 30 has ended the political career of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. She is currently serving a total of 17 years in jail for Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases. BNP said before the election that it will be an election of freeing Khaleda. BNP leaders, in their election campaign, said, ‘Your one vote will free Khaleda Zia.’ However, after facing an election debacle, BNP has closed all the doors for Khaleda. Her Zia Orphanage corruption case is pending in the Appellate Division. In the Zia Charitable Trust case, she has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Besides, she has about two-dozen cases filed against her. Except for the mercy of Sheikh Hasina, she has no other way left to get release from jail. What shall BNP do now? If Khaleda Zia cannot ensure her release in this term of the government, her rest of the life will pass in jail. The experts believe that Khaleda has the chance to get release as Sheikh Hasina, who has won a third consecutive term as prime minister, will definitely show political generosity to her. She would like to establish a new era of forgiveness and compromise. She will take steps to change the political culture of the country. She silently supports the theory of the all-party government system. Again, the iron lady will not spare them who want to taint the politics. Therefore, if BNP boycotts Jamaat and wants to do politics with the sentiment of liberation war, and accepts Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the founding father of the nation, an unprecedented prospect will lie in front of the new parliament. In exchange of these terms, BNP may plead for mercy petition before the President. And for this, BNP has to go to the parliament first and take oath as the member of parliament. Then, they can go for the compromise. As Dr. Kamal Hossain is the convener of Jatiya Oikya Front, he can take this initiative. It will be a big achievement for BNP from the election of December 30. This election has proved one thing, in BNP, only Khaleda Zia is acceptable to the people. Will BNP walk towards compromise for her release?