Bangladesh Nationalist Party has announced to hold its divisional rally in Rajshahi city on July 29 demanding immediate release of the party’s jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP chairperson’s adviser Mizanur Rahman Minu at a preparation meeting at a local restaurant in the city on Sunday said that they would hold the rally on July 29 either at Zero Point, or Ganakpara crossing, or Moni Chattar in the city.
He said that the central committee asked them to arrange the rally by the end of July and they picked July 29 for holding the rally.
He said that the party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members and other central leaders would address the rally.
He expected that people would surge the venue making it an ocean of people.
BNP Rajshahi metropolitan unit general secretary Shafiqul Haque Milon urged its leaders and activists to wear helmet while attending the rally on safety grounds.
‘The law enforcers along with Awami League leaders and activists in the past tried to foil our rallies wherever we wanted to hold. This time we will not spare them. We have to make the rally successful at any cost. If anyone tries to create obstacle, we will resist’, he added.
It would be the first major programme in Rajshahi after the city unit has taken charge after the December 30 general election.
Chaired by BNP’s organising secretary for Rajshahi division Shahin Shawkat, BNP chairperson’s advisers Helaluzzaman Talukdar and Habibur Rahman Habib, Rajshahi Metropolitan unit president Mosaddeque Hossain Bulbul, BNP central committee member Nadim Mostofa, Rajshahi district BNP convener Abu Sayeed Chad, and district BNP general secretary Motiur Rahman Montu, among others, were present at the preparation meeting.
BNP held rallies in Barishal on July 18 and in Chattogram on July 21 pressing for release of the party chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia, who is in jail following her conviction in graft cases since February 8, 2018.
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