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BNP begins foot march in capital today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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BNP begins foot march in capital today

Opposition BNP will begin a four-day foot march programme in the capital today as part of their movement to realise their 10-point demands, including resignation of the Awami League-led government.

The Dhaka city units of the embattled will organise the protest march in different parts of the capital.

As per the announcement, the party activists will march by walking in various areas of Dhaka south and north city corporations on January 28, 30 and 31 and February 1 respectively.

Dhaka's north city unit BNP will march from Shahjadpur (Badda Suvastu) to Malibagh Abul Hotel on January 28, and from Gabtoli bus terminal to Mirpur 10 intersection on January 31.

Besides, Dhaka's south city unit of BNP will march from Jatrabari to Shyampur  on January 30 and from Mugda to Malibagh on February 1.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the fresh agitation programme on Thursday for the Dhaka south and Dhaka north cities in the capital.

“This programme will be totally peaceful. We hope that everyone will cooperate in this programme and people will participate spontaneously," he said.

On January 25, BNP and its like-minded political parties and organisations announced rallies in all divisional cities for February 4 to press home their 10-point demand.

They also demand cuts in the prices of gas, electricity and essential commodities.

BNP also called other opposition political parties to hold the foot march programme simultaneously.

 Liaison committees of the BNP and Ganatantra Manch, a coalition of seven political parties, held a meeting at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Friday afternoon.

They discussed the opposition’s next course of action and the BNP’s 27-point state reform proposals.

Meanwhile, Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) will hold a rally and a foot-march programme in the capital today in protest against the hikes in the prices of gas, electricity and essential commodities.

The party’s leaders and activists will hold the protest rally at Dainik Bangla crossing at 4pm and then will start a foot march towards Khilgaon rail gate.

The CPB has also announced that it will stage a demonstration in all district, upazila and union areas across the country on January 28 and 29.