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BNP stages nationwide demo protesting attack on party men

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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BNP stages nationwide demo protesting attack on party men

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the incumbent Awami League government will be ousted through a united movement.

"A people’s government will have to be established by ousting the Awami League from power to establish people’s rights. As a political party, it is our responsibility," he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statement while speaking at a protest rally in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital on Sunday.

The Dhaka North and South city units of the BNP organised the rally at around 3:00 pm to protest the attacks on the BNP's ongoing programmes in different parts of the country.

Amanullah Aman, the convener of the BNP's Dhaka North City unit, presided over the event, which was led by Dhaka South City BNP member secretary Rafiqul Alam Majnu and Dhaka City North BNP member secretary Aminul Haque.

Mirza Fakhrul also urged the government to resign, dissolve the current parliament, and hand over power to an election-time

caretaker government to hold a neutral election.

He also called on all opposition parties to join the movement to unseat the incumbent government.

Protesting the alleged attacks on their party members, including some senior leaders, by ruling party members, the BNP secretary general claimed the Awami League had established a reign of terror in the country.

Speaking at the event, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi warned that a befitting reply would be given to every attack.

Traffic movement was suspended as the party leaders and activists took positions on the road in front of the BNP central office. The protest resulted in severe gridlock from Kakrail intersection to Paltan intersection and from Daily Bangla to the Fakirapul area.

The BNP staged demonstrations in metropolitan cities and districts across the country on the same day on the same issue.

Meanwhile, the Japanese Ambassador to Dhaka Ito Naoki, met a team of BNP leaders led by Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at the party Chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital in the morning.

BNP standing committee member Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury and organising secretary Shyama Obaid were present at the meeting.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Amir Khashru said they discussed various issues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, alongside the latest political situation in Bangladesh.