Begum Zia prayed for the Language Martyrs at her Gulshan office
21 February 2015, Nirapad News: The BNP Chief, Begum Khaleda Zia joined a special prayer for the Language Movement martyrs after skipping a customary visit to the Central Shaheed Minar on Ekushey February.
She notified ‘security reasons’ for skipping the visit, her first since joining politics in 1982, inviting criticism from the ruling Awami League. Her adviser Enam Ahmed Chowdhury led party leaders to pay respects at the Shaheed Minar on Saturday morning.
The BNP chief’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan told the press that she participated in a ‘Dua-Mahfil’ on Saturday afternoon. Police blocked traffic at both ends of road number 86 in front of her office ahead of the ‘Dua-Mahfil’.