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BNP to hold rallies in all divisional cities Feb 4

January 26, 2023 00:00:00

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing a rally in front of the party's Nayapaltan central office in the city on Wednesday — Focus Bangla

BNP will hold rallies in all divisional cities for February 4 to press home its 10-point demand, including holding the next general election under a caretaker government, reports UNB.

Fakhrul said the rally will be held in all divisional cities demanding unconditional release of the party leaders and activists, reduction of prices of electricity and daily commodities.

However, the programme for Dhaka metropolitan area on that day will be announced later, he said.

As part of the simultaneous movement against the current government, BNP arranged the rally with the participation of a huge number of leaders and activists of the party and its associated bodies.

The organisers said the programme was meant for registering a protest against the introduction of one-party Baksal rule by the Awami League on this day in 1975 and the rise in prices of power and gas.

The programme was also organised to mount pressure on the government to accept the party's 10-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party caretaker government.

Apart from BNP, other like-minded opposition parties, alliances and organisations also observed a similar programme in Dhaka and other divisional cities and district towns on Wednesday as part of the simultaneous movement to oust the current government.

Of them, Ganatantra Mancha, Ganatantrik Bam Oikya and Jatiyatabadi Samamona Jote held separate rallies in front of the Jatiya Press Club while the 12-Party Alliance near Bijoy Nagar Water Tank while Jatiyatabadi Samamona Jote in front of the Jatiya Press and LDP at FDC Crossing in the city.

They also announced rally in the divisional cities for February 4.

It was the fourth programme of the simultaneous movement after the mass procession on December 30, sit-in on January 11 and rally and procession on January 16 across the country.

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