BNP leaders have reiterated that the government's notice
asking party chief Khaleda Zia to vacate the Dhaka Cantonment house "has
no legal basis".
"The government will have to bear the consequence if
the lease of the house is cancelled," BNP secretary general Khandakar
Delwar Hossain said at a protest rally in front of the party's central office
on Tuesday evening.
"The notice has no legal basis. The house was allotted
to Khaleda Zia by the state. It is a settled issue," he said, addressing
over a thousand party supporters at the rally organised by student wing
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal.
The mass rally was being held just a day after opposition
leader Khaleda, widow of slain army chief-turned-president Ziaur Rahman, was
served an official notice to vacate the 6 Moinul Road residence.