Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said all the registered political parties will get permission for holding their programmes at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city following the Prime Minister’s directive.
The AL leader revealed this while speaking at the 22nd National Council of the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB).
“Our national election steering committee’s first meeting was held at Ganobhaban yesterday (Saturday). At one stage of the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked me to inform the Police Commissioner to keep Suhrawardy Udyan open to all parties for their meetings and rallies,” he said.
Quader further said, “I’ve given the police commissioner a directive today (Sunday) in this regard. There’s no necessity to hold rallies blocking roads at Paltan or in front of the Jatiya Press Club. Suhrawardy Udyan will remain open, and police will permit those who will seek permission.”
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said though the government had no objection, police denied permission to some political parties to hold their programmes on various occasions on security concerns.
“The Prime Minister has clearly instructed the police to permit the registered political parties to hold their programmes at Suhrawardy Udyan,” he added.