Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday said BNP does not want Khaleda Zia's recovery from illness rather they want her illness so that they can do politics with her sickness.
“Then they (BNP) can always demand to send Begum Zia abroad for treatment. But they are doing politics over Begum Zia's health which is unexpected,” he told reporters after attending a roundtable organised by the Association of
Television Channel Owners (ATCO), marking the World Television Day at a city hotel.
The minister said BNP observed hunger strike yesterday at different places of the country, including in Naya Paltan, demanding to send Begum Zia to abroad.
Many political leaders who are considered by the people as abandoned have spoken there and many tried to increase their importance in politics, he added.
Hasan said crores of people are doing their treatment in Bangladesh as there are some world-class hospitals in the country.
“Why should Begum Zia be sent abroad for her knee pain or stomach problems?” he questioned.
“Now it is a question that is Begum Zia wants to flee,” said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.
He said BNP leaders raised voice earlier for sending Begum Zia abroad, but, she returned home after becoming well by the treatment of the country's doctors, he added.