Dhaka to be renamed 'Zia City' if BNP comes to power

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 11, 2017, 01.19 PM(IST)

File picture of opposition leader Khaleda Zia Photograph:( AFP )

The vice chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party Shamsuzzaman Dudu has said that Dhaka will be renamed as "Zia City" if it comes to power, the Dhaka Tribune reported

The statement was made during a discussion programme "Conspiracy and the government of one-eleven" held at the Press Club in Dhaka. 

"Recently, the government has renamed Pirojpur`s Zianagar upazila as Indurkani upazila. It means Indurkani is more befitting to Awami League and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," the Dhaka Tribune quoted Dudu, as saying.

The opposition leader accused the ruling party of changing the names of many establishments which were earlier named after the leading figures of Bangladesh.

Dudu said that BNP, if it is voted back to power, would replace the changes that have been made.