Thursday, 26 May, 2022
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‘Attacks’ on Opposition Men

BNP announces two-day demo

BNP on Tuesday announced a two-day demonstration for Thursday and Saturday to protest against the ‘attacks’ on opposition leaders by ruling party men in different parts of the country including in Cumilla.

“The Awami criminals have been carrying out attacks on senior leaders of opposition coalition parties, including BNP, across the country for the last few days.

“In protest against the attacks, BNP Dhaka north and south city units will hold protest rallies in the capital on May 12 and in district level on May 14,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.

The BNP leader came up with the statements while addressing a press conference at the party central office in Nayapaltan of the capital.

Earlier, a joint meeting of the party central leaders including joint secretaries general, organising secretaries, secretaries and presidents and conveners of the party’s associate organisations were held. Mirza Fakhrul presided over the meeting.

The BNP leader said the ruling party activists attacked their party standing committee member and former minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain in Cumilla’s Daudkandi on Saturday, but later a ‘false’ case was filed against BNP leaders and activists.

He said the ruling party men also attacked LDP leader Dr Redwan Ahmed in Chandina upazila of Cumilla on Monday.

Earlier, Fakhrul said, they attacked BNP leaders in different areas, including in Feni, Satkhira, Narayanganj and Patuakhali.

The BNP secretary general also announced a 10-day programme to observe the 41st anniversary of death of its founding president Ziaur Rahman. The programme will begin on May 29 and end on June 7.

A meeting of the BNP standing committee held virtually on Monday night decided to observe the death anniversary.