Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday claimed that the incumbent government was suffering from phobia of public gathering as it was not 'allowing' the party to hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.
He came up with the observation at a news briefing at BNP central office at Nayapaltan on Wednesday morning.
Rizvi said that the party was yet to get permission from authorities concerned for holding a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Thursday demanding 'unconditional' release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
He also said that a top level BNP delegation held a meetingwith the home minister on Tuesday and sought permission for holding a rally at Suhrawardy Udyanon Thursday.
The senior joint secretary general said,‘The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, frequently speaks about the spirit of the War of Independence; but she does not believe in the key concept of the spirit of Liberation War — multiparty democracy.’
‘The ruling party does not want BNP to hold the rallyas they are scared of the assembly of huge number of people,’ he said.
Rizvi said countrywide protest programme would be held on April 3 and leaflet would be redistributed on April 1 demanding unconditional release of Khaleda.
He also announced that the party would hold rallies in Rajshahi city on April 4, in Barisal city on April 7 and in Sylhet divisional city on April 10 to press home their demand.
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