Khaleda Zia’s Wiki
Khaleda Zia’s Biography
Who is Khaleda Zia’s ?
Khaleda Zia is a Bangladeshi politician who served as Prime Minister of Bangladesh from 1991 to 1996, and again from 2001 to 2006. She was the first woman in the country’s history and the second in Muslim-majority countries to head a democratic government. as prime minister. . Wikipedia
Khaleda Zia’s Age?
- She is Born: 1945 (age 76), Jalpaiguri, India
Khaleda Zia’s Family
- Spouse: Ziaur Rahman (d. 1960-1981)
Children: Tarique Rahman, Arafat Rahman
- Brothers: Shamim Iskandar, Selina Islam, Khurshid Jahan
- Grandchildren: Zaima Rahman, Zahia Rahman, Jaifa Rahman
- Prime Minister of Bangladesh (2001–2006), Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1991–1996)
Party: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
Khaleda Zia, the first female Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Khaleda Zia, the first female Prime Minister of Bangladesh and archrival of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Dhaka hospital this month.
The 76-year-old former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been suffering from various chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
“He has a chronic liver disease, among other problems that cannot be treated in Bangladesh. He needs urgent treatment in a developed country like Germany, “Zia’s personal physician, AZM Zahid Hossain, told DW.However, Zia is not allowed to leave Bangladesh after being convicted and imprisoned on corruption charges in 2018.
At the time, her supporters said the charges were a politically motivated attempt to prevent her from seeking power. In March 2020, the government allowed Zia out of jail when her health began to decline.
The BNP is trying to convince the ruling Hasina Awami League government to allow Zia to go abroad for treatment. However, Hasina still disagrees. BNP supporters in Dhaka protested this week against Zia’s travel ban.
In 2018, let’s aspire to build a fearless, vibrant & thriving Bangladesh by beating dark-decade’s despair caused by disappearances-murders-arrests-lawsuits-terrorism-corruption, economic chaos & an unelected oppressive regime. Happy New Year to my countrymen & all worldwide. pic.twitter.com/xHyOpHu6Xv
— Begum Khaleda Zia (@BegumZiaBd) December 31, 2017
BNP’s future looks bleak
Zia’s dire situation comes as her BNP’s political power continues to wane. The party has not led Bangladesh since 2006, and it lost the 2008 elections overwhelmingly, in Awami League won an absolute majority in parliament.
The BNP and Zia were once praised for playing a crucial role in Bangladesh’s transition from military rule to democracy. However, since 2008, the BNP has been unable to regain its popularity and the ruling Awami League has taken steps to consolidate its grip on power.
Rumeen Farhana, BNP secretary for international affairs, told DW that the Awami League government is pulling administrative and judicial strings to weaken her party.
“We live under constant threat from the police and the administration,” he said. “We do not know who will be the next victim of a kidnapping or extrajudicial execution.
“Each of our party members has faced
“Each of our party members has faced several politically motivated legal cases brought against them in recent years. I have even faced legal proceedings in four or five cases filed against me, ”he added.
Over the past decade, more than 180,000 legal cases have been filed against nearly 4 million BNP members, according to the party’s tally.
The data also shows that more than 600 party members have been kidnapped and around 3,000 were victims of extrajudicial killings at the hands of the authorities over the past 10 years.
Michael Kugelman, a South Asian expert at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, told DW that Bangladesh’s ruling party has been carrying out a brutal crackdown on the opposition.
“The future of BNP is bleak, in large part because the government has cracked down on dissent so harshly and extensively that it has little ability to operate as a viable party,” he said.
BNP could not mount opposition
In addition to the repression, the BNP’s political capital has also been reduced after consecutive electoral defeats.
After the Awami League’s victories in 2014, an election that was criticized for not being free and fair, the BNP, as the largest opposition party, in 2015 had failed to get a new election called under an interim government.
Deadly protests broke out and opponents accused the BNP of fomenting unrest.
In the 2018 national elections, Hasina secured her third consecutive term.
“Since the 2014 elections, the BNP has not been able to play a consistent role as an opposition,” he told DW Ali Riaz, professor of political science at Illinois State University.
“Because, on the one hand, he has faced severe persecution, while on the other hand, his leadership has not been able to chart a clear path for the movement against the ruling Awami League party,” he said. “The failed move in 2015 has weakened it significantly.”
During the BNP’s last term in power
During the BNP’s last term in power between 2001 and 2006, several influential members of the party, including Zia, were implicated in corruption scandals. Zia’s two sons, Arafat Rahman and Tarique Rahman, fled the country to avoid prosecution on corruption charges.
Tarique Rahman assumed the role of party chairman from exile in London after his mother was imprisoned. Arafat Rahman died in Malaysia in 2015.
The BNP maintains that the corruption charges were all politically motivated.
What’s next for BNP?
Riaz said that the BNP is at a crossroads and that the future of the party’s political viability depends on several factors, including the political environment in Bangladesh, the ability of the party’s leadership to maintain cohesion, and whether an alternative opposition party emerges. .
“The third factor is not an eminent issue, as the appeal of BNP and the recognition of the name will not disappear anytime soon,” Riaz said.
“But further erosion of democracy will continue to push the party to a slow death as it will face further persecution and its leaders are failing to devise a strategy to address the situation,” he added.
Analyst Kugelman said the BNP
Analyst Kugelman said the BNP is caught between a rock and a hard place, and its chances of a resurgence are highly uncertain as the Awami League has built its grip on political opposition and dissent.“If it somehow gathers the capacity to mobilize its base in the streets, it runs the risk of new repressions. But if he stays silent, the party will just drug further into irrelevance, ”he said.
“This means that we could see parts of the party break away and form new entities. But unless some of these new factions took a conciliatory position with the ruling party, it is difficult to imagine that they would form a space to operate, “said Kugelman.