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Another BNP foot march in capital today

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

As part of their 4-day programme, the opposition BNP will hold a foot march in the capital today to press home their 10-point demand, which includes the resignation of the incumbent government. Today is the second day of their programme.

The party leaders and activists will hold the foot-march programme at 2 pm on Monday. As per the schedule, the opposition men will start walking from Jatrabari and will end at Shaympur in the capital.

The programme will be organised by the Dhaka South City Unit, with convener Abdus Salam in the chair. Dhaka south city unit BNP member secretary Rafiqul Islam Majnu will anchor the event.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will attend the programme as chief guest, and standing committee members Mirza Abbas and Gayshwar Chandra Roy will remain as special guests.

The party started the foot-march programme on Saturday, holding it at the Badda to Khilgaon Abul hotel in the capital.

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

Dhaka's north city unit of BNP will march 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 January 26 for the Dhaka south and Dhaka north cities in the capital.

Meanwhile, at a press briefing at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Sunday, the party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed that people’s trust in the opposition’s ongoing simultaneous movement to realise the 10-point demands, including ousting the incumbent government, has increased.

About their foot-march programme, he claimed that the programme has already created a new height and added a new dimension to the people's desire to take to the streets to reclaim democracy.

"This evidence comes from the fact that they are imposing a complete one-party rule in this country. The Awami League has always been a double-standard political party. They say one thing and do another," the BNP secretary general said.

Before the press conference, BNP leaders held a meeting with top leaders of the 12-party alliance and discussed their next course of action.

The 12-party alliance coordinator Mostafa Jamal Haider, also convener of Jatiya Party (Kazi Zafar) said they discussed ways to make the simultaneous divisional rally programme across the country successful on February 4.