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BNP’s foot-march programme ends

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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BNP concluded its four-day foot-march programme in Dhaka on Wednesday by holding the programme Malibagh from Kamalapur Stadium to press home their 10-point demands, including holding the next general election under an election-time government.

The party's standing committee member Mirza Abbas formally inaugurated the programme in front of Bir Shrestha Shaheed Sipahi Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur around 3:25 pm. The march ended at Malibgah Bazar.
Addressing a brief rally prior to the march, Mirza Abbas said the government is scared of losing power even after seeing the silent march of the BNP.
"Even if we remain silent, they (the government) are scared. This march is for the fall of this government. Their days are numbered," he said.
The BNP standing committee member said people have taken to the streets and they will not return home until the Awami League government is ousted.
Criticising the government for increasing prices of electricity, gas and essential commodities, he said people are suffering a lot due to the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities.
Several hundred leaders and activists of the BNP, its front and associate organisations joined the programme, carrying banners, festoons and chanting anti-government slogans.
BNP held the four-day march programme in the capital on January 28, 30, 31 and February 1.
Meanwhile, the BNP is planning simultaneous rallies in divisional headquarters across the country, including in Dhaka on February 4, to press their 10-point demands. 

According to party sources, divisional-level leaders have already been given special instructions to ensure maximum participation of party leaders and activists in order to ensure a large gathering.
According to the sources, the BNP liaison committee also requested that the other opposition parties send as many leaders and activists as possible to the programme.
The party will announce a fresh agitation programme to realise their demands from the rally on February 4.