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BNP to consider if govt comes up with any suitable, alternative venue: Fakhrul

BNP to consider if govt comes up with any suitable, alternative venue: Fakhrul

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Apparently softening its position on holding rally at Nayapaltan , BNP on Sunday said they will consider if the government  comes up with any suitable and alternative venue for the party’s rally on December 10.

However, the party accused the government of unnecessarily creating an anarchic and conflicting situation over a peaceful democratic programme.

“Our Dhaka rally will be the most successful and peaceful one. So we urge the government not to create any instability by trying to divert our programme to a different direction,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

Speaking at an emergency press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office he also warned that the government will be held responsible if any anarchic and conflicting situation is created over the rally.

He once again urged the government to stop arresting BNP leaders and activists and release those who were arrested for creating a convenient and democratic environment.

Replying to a question , Fakhrul said their party standing committee member Mirza Aabbas on Saturday called upon the government t to come up with an alternative proposal  for holding the rally instead of Nayapaltan and Suhrawardy Udyan.

“If we get any suitable alternative venue then we will consider it, but it should not be Suhrawady Udyan or on the Turag bank,” he added.

Fakhrul  alleged that the government has established a reign of terror over the rally by issuing threats, filing cases and arresting BNP leaders and activists.

He claimed that over 1,000 BNP leaders and activists have been arrested since November 30 in Dhaka division centering the rally.

“Our leaders now can’t even stay at their homes due to the raids by police.”