Rizvi to become another Delwar?
BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has emerged as the most trusted person to the party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman. Zia family thinks, if Begum Khaleda Zia gets arrested in near future, a number of leaders will turn their back from BNP, but Rizvi won’t. If another 1/11 like situation befalls, it will be Ruhul Kabir Rizvi who will take the party’s responsibility like Khandaker Delwar Hossain did.
Reportedly, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia held a meeting with her lawyers on Sunday night. Begum Zia thinks, a farce judgement will be passed on to convict her. Quoting a state minister, Begum Zia said, ‘’The verdict is all but a drama. Even if I’m not proven guilty, they will punish me. The verdict has already been written.’’
Several responsible sources confirmed that Begum Zia is on discussion with her responsible lawyers on how the case would be taken to the Supreme court and how she would be able to get bail within the shortest possible time.
Begum Zia thinks that it will be harder for her to get a bail this time. Instead the gov’t will have a chance to show their capability and power. Khaleda Zia already has an arrest warrant issued against her. Moreover, the gov’t has also activated 14 more cases.
Begum Zia said to her lawyers that activating the new cases against her is a part of a long term conspiracy. That is why she asked her lawyers to get bail on the High Court cases.
Along with taking decisions regarding legal issues, Begum Zia has taken a few organizational decisions as well. Allegedly Begum Zia thinks, the gov’t is planning on to break BNP while keeping her arrested. She thinks, the breakdown process will make several BNP leaders to join with the gov’t. That is why she might take any dramatic decision right after she gets convicted.
Apparently Begum Zia said to one of her closed ones, ‘’I need a leader like Khandaker Delwar Hossain.’’ The late BNP leader stood against all odds during 1/11. The acting Secretary General Delwar Hossain took a strong stand for Begum Khaleda Zia when another late BNP leader Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, who was the Secretary General of the then BNP wanted a change in the leadership.
Khaleda Zia along with Tarique Zia supporters is sure that this time too the present Secretary General will not stand by the party Chairperson. Even though Mirza Fakhrul is the Secretary General of the party, Khaleda Zia does not share confidential issues with him. Rather she trusts Senior Joint Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi more.
Several BNP leaders think, if Begum Zia gets arrested and the party gets to the point of a breakdown, it will be Rizvi who will assume the role of Delwar Hossain. That is why Begum Zia trusts him more than any other leader. But the odds are-even Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has a number of cases against him.