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‘AL has no right to stay in power’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) staged a demonstration in the capital on Tuesday protesting against what it alleged the government’s ‘failure’ to protect communal harmony in the country.

Chanting anti-government slogans, leaders and activists of the BNP, its front and associate organisations in processions gathered in front of the party’s central office at Naya Paltan since the morning.

Later, a protest rally was held there protesting against the recent     communal attacks on Hindu community and government’s ‘failure’ to protect communal harmony. BNP senior leaders, including party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Gayshwar Chandra Roy and Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury, Dhaka north city BNP convener Amanullah Aman and Dhaka south city BNP convener Abdus Salam, were present at the rally.

Addressing the rally, Mirza Fakhrul said, “A change in government is now a demand of the country’s people. Awami League has no right to stay in power. They couldn’t resolve any problem. They have made people’s life miserable through creating communal violence.”

He also asked the government to resign and hander over the power to a neutral government for holding a fresh and acceptable general election under a neutral election commission.

The party was earlier scheduled to bring out a protest procession starting from in front of the party central office at Nayapaltan and to end it in front of the Jatiya Press Club over the issue.

But they held the protest rally through setting up a temporary dais on a truck while a number of law enforcers were deployed in the area to maintain the law and order.