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Tarique coming back to politics

Says Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia waves to the crowd during a rally in the Sultanganj High School ground in Bogra yesterday. Photo: Star

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said her son Tarique Rahman would take part in active politics on his return from abroad after completing treatment.

Tarique has been away from active politics since he left the country for London during Fakhruddin-led caretaker government.

"Pray for him [Tarique] so that he can come back to you," she said while addressing a street gathering in Sirajganj on her way to Bogra.

She alleged that the last caretaker government lodged false cases against Tarique and tortured and sent him abroad to make her party lose in the general elections.

In another meeting at Sultanganj High School ground in Bogra, Khaleda said conspiracy snatched two constituencies from BNP. She urged people to stay alert so that such incident does not repeat.

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) organised the meeting with its president Sultan Salauddin Tuku in chair. Leaders of BNP and its associate bodies also spoke at the meeting.

Earlier in the afternoon, a motorcade of over a hundred vehicles carrying party leaders, including BNP Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain, former speaker Jamiruddin Sircar and former minister Moudud Ahmed, reached Bogra.

Hundreds of enthusiasts bearing banners, posters and placards welcomed the former premier at different points chanting slogans.

At least five hundred gates were built in Bogra to welcome the BNP chairperson. She left the capital yesterday morning to attend the celebration of Tarique's 45th birthday. It was the last day of seven-day celebration programme organised by JCD.

Around 50 gates have been erected in Sherpur while another 40 in and around Bogra town. Besides, five gates have been built after every 500 metres on Dhaka--Bogra highway from Hatikumul to Matidhali.

More than three thousand leaders and workers of the party and its associate bodies accompanied their party chief from the capital while about six thousand joined from different northern districts to mark the day.

Bogra town was illuminated and decorated with portraits of Tarique Rahman and his parents -- former president Ziaur Rahman and Leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia.

Khaleda addressed a few street meetings on her way to Bogra and alleged that the present government is trying to harass her son so that he cannot return to the country.

She said, "Tarique worked for the development of the country, but a lot of cases were filed only to destroy him."

Besides, the handing over of Tk1,000 each to 100 talented students, Khaleda distributed cattle, goats, sewing machine and winter clothing among destitute people on the birthday occasion of her elder son.

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These two ladies have been running the country for over 19 years now and they won't give up. They insist on installing a dynasty and we the general masses bring them back.

Well I guess the type of people we are we don't deserve anything better

: Shahid Chowdhury

Respected opposition leader, attending birthday of her son with 6000 more! acceptable.but 500 gates! why?complete waste of money.I hav been to many wealthy and developed nations on earth but not seen these types of extra luxuries, priviledges and expenditures even for their leaders who have really strived for milestone achievements for their respective countries.i am not anti- BNP or anti-any party and am not just pointing on this occasion but mostly all party related occasions and gatherings.why these huge amount of expenditures?2 beautiful gates wud hav been more than enough.when wil we ask ourselves where this money is invested it really from their pockets or ours?instead why not the extra amount be spent on buying few more blankets?please wake up..and dont just sleep and dream of better days (din bodoler) promises.nothing is changing except the hour in our watches and the weather.

: javed hossain


  • toton
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:32 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    He should face PRISON before joining in politics again.

  • javed hossain
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 03:18 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    500 gates! no wonder we have to rent the electric power stations from local companies instead of having ours ready.

  • Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:41 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    If he returns to politics, Bangladesh will be the most corrupt country once again!

  • Deshpremik
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:56 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Dear Voters: Those political parties spend a lot of money for election, then after wining the election they will steal people's taxes money. Be aware of them.

  • Hafizur Rahman Arman
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 01:45 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    All these politicians made ACC/Judiciary a mockery. The executive branch also has become so servile that the bureaucrats better be termed as 'servant to the party in power', not as 'civil servants'. Else, how can all those politicians get away with their rampant corruption?

    Both AL and BNP seem so reluctant in setting up a potent ACC or in repairing the loopholes in judiciary. They must have some tacit agreement on how to exploit the poor nation.

  • shah iqbal
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 02:28 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Anything is possible in this country. May God help us.

  • Raheem Sarcar
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 02:45 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Tarique should never be allowed to come back to Bangladesh. He has looted our nation more than anyone else. He should only come back if he wants to pay for his crime in prison.

  • deshi
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:19 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    That the real people’s leader Tarek. New Bakshali and hate monger Daily Star feel bad when they see BNP and Tarek Zia got popularity among most people. But truth is always truth. Daily Star did false propaganda against Tarek, but now we see they failed.

  • Antik
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 06:43 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    I sincerely hope Tarek doesn't come back. His legacy of corruption, extortion and bad governance had cast a deadly shadow over Bangladesh for many years.

  • asad bulbul
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 07:02 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    It does not matter if this govt. does good job and give penalty for the 21st August grenade attack. Then welcome to gallows.

  • Tusher
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 07:33 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)


    Khaleda zia should learn somthing from the past.

  • zaheed
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 08:06 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    I feel shame of him.

  • Mufassil Islam
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 09:17 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Disgusted at the beckoning of the family Dynasty in the offing again.

  • Altaf
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:08 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Tarek Zia is a prime suspect of 21 Aug, 2004 grenade attack at AL rally, and no wonder in Tarek's 45th birthday Khaleda is next to JCD President Sultan Salauddin Tuku who is a brother of two other prime suspects of this heinous terrorist attack ex-BNP minister Abdus Salam Pintu and Moulana Tajuddin.

  • K
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 11:29 AM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    Khaleda Zia hasn't learnt any lesson and I doubt she will. She must change her strategy get closer to people, shun politics of blame get good people those doesn’t nurture nepotism, strong vision to develop the nation in few key areas -

    1. Education (Improve top education institutions)

    2. Bring efficiency in health, transportation sector (Most visible by the people)

    3. Improve ways in doing business

  • Amir Hamza
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:03 PM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)


  • Mohiuddin
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 01:18 PM GMT+06:00 (325 weeks ago)

    parties big-wigs should take efforts immediately to remove differences between leaders & activits





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