July 18, 2024

Moon Desk: BNP and other like-minded opposition parties and alliances are set to march in the capital on Friday as part of the simultaneous movement to oust the current government.

The organisers said the programme is meant for registering a protest against the rise in the prices of power and gas and essential items and mounting pressure on the government to accept their 10-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party caretaker government.

As per the party’s plan, BNP’s Dhaka south city will march from Gopibagh to Nayabazar. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alam will launch the programme around 2:30 pm.

Besides, BNP’s Dhaka north city will march from Uttara’s Jasimuddin Road intersection to Abdullahpur. BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain will inaugurate the programme around 2:30 pm.

BNP’s Dhaka south city unit convener Abdus Salam said they have taken all-out preparations to make their programme a success. “We’ll hold the march programme peacefully.”

The party will also arrange a similar programme in all other divisional cities on Saturday.

Apart from BNP, LPD will also march in Karwanbazar while Gonoforum and People’s Party in Arambagh, Jatiyatabadi Samamona Jote in Bijoynagar and Peshajibi Ganatantrik Jote in Puranapaltan in the capital at different times on Friday.

On Sunday last, BNP Standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain announced that their party leaders and activists will march in all metropolitan cities, including the capital, on February 18 (Saturday) to press home their 10-point demand, including the resignation of the government, dissolution of parliament and holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government.

Later on Tuesday, the party moved up its road march in the capital city by a day, deciding to organise the programme on February 17 instead of February 18 ‘due to unavoidable reasons’.

Earlier, leaders and activists of the party’s Dhaka north and south city units observed the march programme on January 28, 31, 30 and February 1, respectively, to push for their 10-point demand.

The party also organised a march programme in all unions across the country on Saturday last amid the allegations of attacks and obstruction by the ruling party activists and law enforcers.

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