KISHOREGANJ: Terming the present government and parliament as "illegal," BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has said there is no elected government in the country.
"There is no elected government in the country, because people did not cast their votes in the last January 5 general elections," she said while addressing a mammoth public meeting as the chief guest at Gurudoyal Government College ground in Kishoreganj Wednesday afternoon.
The local unit of the BNP-led 20-party alliance organised the public meeting.
Khaleda Zia said: "This parliament is illegal because people did not elect the MPs of it."
The BNP Chairperson said the government did not do any development work. They don't want welfare of the people. No development has taken place in the country's education, health and economic sectors. The education sector is now under the grip of massive corruption.
Earlier at 11am, Khaleda Zia's motorcade left for Kishoreganj from her Gulshan residence in Dhaka. Later, she reached Kishoreganj at about 3pm crossing Jatrabari Flyover, Kanchpur Bridge, Rupganj, Narsingdi and Bhairab. She took rest and had her lunch at the Kishoreganj District Circuit House.
She later went to the public meeting venue at about 3.45pm. After addressing the public rally, she is scheduled to return to Dhaka by road.
With Kishoreganj district BNP acting president Shariful Alam in the chair, the public rally was also addressed, among others, by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and leaders of the 20-party alliance components.