As part of its ongoing anti-government movement, BNP on Wednesday announced that it would hold public rallies in 10 divisional cities from October 8 to December 10.
The party will also organise mourning rallies across the country, including in Dhaka, on October 6 and 10, in memory of five of its leaders killed in the current movement since July 31.
Earlier, BNP had announced 16 rallies in the capital to intensify its anti-government movement and the party arranged 14 rallies from September 10 to September 27. But the party suspended its rally in Lalbagh while another rally was foiled in Pallabi by law enforcers.
After the programmes, BNP standing committee in its meeting held on Monday night with its acting chairman Tarique Rahman in the chair decided to hold the fresh movement programmes.
Mentioning the decision of the party’s policymaking body, Mirza Fakhrul said the party will hold mourning rallies in all metropolitan cities on October 6 and at district level on October 10 to pay respect to its leaders Abdur Rahim, Nure Alam, Shawon, Shahidul Islam Shawon and Abdul Alim. BNP standing committee meeting denounced the killing of the party’s five leaders during the movement programmes in protest against the price hikes of fuel and daily essentials.
He said the meeting also decided to hold divisional public rallies to protest against the price hike of essential commodities, killings of the five party men and filing of cases against the party leaders and activists and demanding release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP will organise a public rally on October 8 in Chattogram, October 15 in Mymensingh, October 22 in Khulna, October 29 in Rangpur, November 5 in Barishal, November 12 in Faridpur, November 19 in Sylhet, November 26 in Cumilla, December 3 in Rajshahi and December 10 in Dhaka, Mirza Fakhrul said.
Responding to a question, the BNP secretary general said they will also declare a movement outline soon to go for a simultaneous movement. “The only demand of people is that this government must go.”
BNP has been organising demonstrations and rallies across the country since August 22 protesting the price hikes of daily essentials.