The government will arrange necessary medical care for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail after assessing her ailments.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the statement on Friday after a meeting at the Awami League president’s office in Dhanmondi.
His statements came hours after BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir urged authorities to release an “ailing” Khaleda for her treatment.
Obaidul Quader said the government will not be inhumane to her.
"We have quality medical services available in the country. We will definitely take steps when needed,” he said.
“The BNP has confidently claimed that Khaleda is ill. Necessary treatment will be arranged for her wherever needed -- at home or abroad,” said Quader.
“Steps will be taken after consulting doctors to find out how serious her condition is,” he said.
“We need to see if it is a terminal disease or a pretty normal case. If doctors suggest sending her abroad, actions will be taken accordingly,” Quader added.
Quader, also the minister for road transport and bridges, blamed internal conflicts among Awami League factions for the defeat in the local government election on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.
“The BNP could win only in those areas where our leaders share animosity,” he said.
The leader also blamed the media for “being biased” in covering the election.
Tough action will be taken against those who contested the polls ignoring collective decisions by the party, he further said.