Bangladesh, Dec. 2 -- Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that the government has no connection with cases filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and their verdicts.

"The government did not file the cases against Begum Zia or sentenced her, rather the caretaker government had filed the cases and the court has sentenced her," said Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister.

The AL leader came up with the remarks while addressing the inauguration of the construction of the second Nayarhat Bridge on Wednesday.

Talking about BNP's allegation over Khaleda's jail, the minister said "Telling lies is their (BNP's) habit."

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stayed Begum Zia's sentence twice, but the party (B...