Top BNP leaders cut cake on Khaleda’s ’68th birthday’!
Senior leaders of the BNP celebrated Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s birthday by cutting a cake in the wee hours of Wednesday, the National Mourning Day to mark the assassination of the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The three-time Prime Minister is currently is out of the country, but the top-brass flocked to her Gulshan office, the venue, to commemorate her 68th birthday.
Khaleda Zia left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah there on Aug 8.
The BNP leaders including party Standing Committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Rafiqul Islam Mian and former Dhaka City mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka cut the cake weighing 68 pounds around 12:30am.
Senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta earlier in the day said celebrations of the opposition leader’s birthday on Aug 15 were violation of human rights and urged her to amend the mistakes done in the past.
There is a lot of debate about her actual date of birth.
Khaleda has been observing the day since 1991, when she became Prime Minister for the first time.
According to her marriage certificate, her birthday is Sept 5, 1945 and in her first passport it is Aug 19, 1946. She put the date as Aug 9, 1944 for registration of the matriculation exams.
Born to Eskander Majumder and Toiyba Majumder in 1945 at Feni’s Sonagazi, Khaleda, nicknamed Putul, spent her childhood in Dinajpur.