Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has postponed its programmes including March 30 public rally that was scheduled to be held marking the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh, due to coronavirus situation in the country.
Addressing a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said, “As a responsible political party, we have postponed our programmes till March 30 due to worsening coronavirus situation in the country.”He however, said they will inform the next schedule of their programmes after March 30.
“I think the government also should postpone all programmes at this moment and pay heed to coronavirus situation of the country,” the BNP leader added.
Mirza Fakhrul alleged, “The Awami League government is celebrating the golden jubilee of independence of the country with programmes in a bid to appease its foreign masters.
This government stays in power by falsehood, muscle power and occupying all state machinery.”
At the press conference, BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, also convener of the party’s national committee to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh, said the party has already taken year-long programmes to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence.
He said they didn’t get permission yet from the government for holding its symposium on March 22, discussion on March 25, rally on March 26 and public rally at Suhrawardy Uddyan in the capital on March 30.“The coronavirus situation has taken an alarming turn as the number of cases has been increasing every day.
In this perspective, prioritizing the public concern about coronavirus, BNP has postponed its programmes of golden jubilee of independence until March 30,” Mosharraf said.