BNP staged sit-in programmes at different places across the country, including the capital, on Tuesday demanding immediate release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
As part of its countrywide programme, BNP leaders and activists staged sit-in programme in front of its Nayapaltan central office in the capital protesting the imprisonment of its chairperson in a graft case and demanding her release.Several hundred leaders and activists of the party took position in front of the party head quarters around 11:00am on the day and observed the programme amid presence of senior leaders.
They chanted different slogans demanding the release of Khaleda Zia immediately.
Addressing the programme, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir urged the party leaders and activists to intensify their current movement to release Khaleda Zia from jail.
“Our current struggle is to free our leader (Khaleda Zia) and leaders and activists who are in jail and for restoration of democracy. Let’s intensify our movement in the days to come and make our programme a success to set free our chairperson in the face of huge public protest,” he said.
The BNP leader said the government thought they would be able to suppress the countrymen by sending Khaleda to jail. “But people will ensure the release of Khaleda Zia from jail.”