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.
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.