BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia landed at Heathrow Airport amid strong demonstration of UK Awami League, Jaba League and Chhatra League.
The BNP chief reached termninal-3 A of Heathrow Airport around 12:15 pm on Wednesday by an Emirates Airlines flight.
BNP senior vice-chairman and her elder son Tarique Rahman, UK BNP’s president MA Maleque and general secretary Koysor M Ahmed and other BNP leaders welcomed her at the airport lounge.
Immediately after Khaleda’s arrival at the lounge, the leaders of UK Awami League, Juba League and Chhatra League started demonstration protesting her tour.
A large number of Bangladeshi expatriates took part in the protest programme led by UK Awami League president Sultan Sharif, general secretary Syed Faruk, joint secretary Anowaruzzaman Chowdhury, Maruf Chowdhury, UK Juba League president Fakhrul Islam Modhu, general secretary Selim Khan and joint secretary Jamal Ahmed Khan.
Meanwhile, UK Awami League and Juba League leaders said they will stage agitation programmes wherever Khaleda will hold meeting.
She has no right to hold programmes in a civilized country as she burnt hundreds of people in the name of movement, they said.
According to the sources, the BNP chief will talk to her elder son and also party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman about the party’s next strategy and work-plan.
Terming Khaleda Zia’s visit absolutely personal, BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told the media that the BNP chief will meet her elder son Tarique Rahman and also go to doctor for her eye problems.
Moreover, the BNP chief will try to meet the UK leaders, especially with Bangladesh-origin MP Rushanara Ali.
Khaleda Zia is also expected to meet the higher officials of UK foreign ministry.