The BNP secretary general, Khandaker
Delwar Hossain, on Sunday reiterated that the party chief Khaleda Zia would not
bow to the pressure of the government despite its repeated attempts to
'blackmail' her over the health condition of her son Tarique Rahman.
the government wanted Khaleda to accept some conditions for her release which
included the party's participation in elections under the state of emergency,
participation in the upazila polls before parliamentary elections and legitimizing
Delwar divulged the government's conditions
to reporters after a meeting of the secretaries general of the BNP and its
allies at his Sher-e-Bangla Nagar flat.
the government for holding Tarique 'hostage' in a bid to force Khaleda into
accepting the conditions.