Ruling Awami League holds victory rally today marking its win in the 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30.
The rally will start at 2:30pm at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to chair the rally.
Awami League got 257 seats and along with those of its alliance partners 288 out of total 299 seats.
Most countries and foreign election observers termed the election credible while some including Transparency International Bangladesh brought charges of fraudulence.
AL has completed all preparations for the rally including stage decoration, illumination across the ground, security arrangements and cultural programmes.
The prime minister will unveil her government’s future development plan at the rally.
A large replica of party symbol ‘boat’ has been prepared as stage, over 60 large festoons including photographs of Sheikh Hasina and founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been set across the ground, says a party press release.
To facilitate smooth movement of participants of the rally, Dhaka Metropolitan Police will divert traffic at several points in the capital today, the metropolitan police in a press release on Thursday said.
It said that the stretch of road between Shahbagh and Matsya Bhaban would be closed and traffic would be controlled around Suhrawardy Udyan.
Diversions will be necessary at different intersections including Bangla Motors, the Hotel Intercontinental, Shahbagh, Kataban, Nilkhet, Palashi, Bakshi Bazar, Chankharpool, Golap Shah Mazar, Zero Point, Paltan, Kakrail Church, Officers’ Club and Mintu Road since morning.
It directed the participants from Gabtoli and Mirpur to enter the venue from Nilkhet on foot, from Airport via Mohakhali-Moghbazar-Kakrail Church-Rajmoni Crossing-Nightingale-Paltan intersection-Zero point or via Khilkhet flyover-Badda-Gulshan-Rampura road-Mouchak flyover-Malibagh-Shantinagar-Rajmoni crossing-Nightingale-Zero point from Paltan or Zero point on foot, from Jatrabari and Postogola areas from Gulistan and Chankharpul on foot, and from Babu Bazar Bridge from Golap Shah Mazar on foot.
Buses carrying them have to be parked in adjacent areas of Registrar Building and Gymnasium playground of Dhaka University, Nilkhet, Palashi intersection, Gulistan, Motijheel and Hatirjheel areas.
Common people have been advised not to take out their vehicles without necessity in areas earmarked for procession.
The participants have been requested not to carry handbag, trolley bag, flammable materials and sharp objects for security reasons.
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