BNP leaders and activists on Friday took out a procession in the capital demanding release of the party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
Some leaders and activists of BNP, its front and associate organisations led by BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi took out the procession at around 10:45am from its central office in Nayapaltan of the capital.During the procession they chanted slogans seeking Khaleda Zia’s release and marched on the Nightingale crossing, Nayapaltan VIP road and Fakirapool area.
Meanwhile, addressing a human chain in the capital on Friday, BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan said “The United Nations has released the world happiness report. It’s a matter of shame that Bangladesh’s position has gone 10 notches down on the list of happiest countries.”
“So, my question, if Bangladesh is a role model in the world, then why did the country got slipped to 10 notches on the list of the world’s happiest countries? The government will have to give answer to the question,” he added.
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, BNP’s women wing, arranged the programme in front of the National Press Club demanding release of Khaleda Zia from jail.
Referring to Prime Minister’s recent remark, Moyeen Khan said the people of Bangladesh did not accept BAKSAL when Awami League had introduced it in 1975.