Awami League will arrange two rallies at Bangabandu Avenue and Russell Square in the capital on Tuesday, marking the ‘Victory Day for Democracy’.
AL joint general secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif came up with the announcement at an extended meeting of AL’s Dhaka city unit at the party’s Bangabandhu Avenue office in the city, UNB reports.
“We’ll hold the two rallies at Bangabandu Avenue and Russell Square instead of taking position at the city’s 18 points to avoid public sufferings. We’ve brought changes in our decision following a request from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP),” Hanif said.
The AL’s decision of arranging the two rallies came apparently to face BNP’s rally in Nayapaltan on Tuesday, marking what BNP says ‘Democracy Killing Day’.
Earlier on Saturday, the ruling party had decided to take position and hold programmes at the capital’s 18 strategic points in the wake of political tension created following its arch rival BNP’s decision to register protest against the January-5 election in 2014.
The DMP on Monday gave the conditional permission to both the parties to arrange rallies at separate venues.