A fear of violence looms large in the port city as Awami League and
BNP have announced to hold their respective rallies at the same venue
and same time.
City Awami League at a press conference at the Chashma Hill residence
of unit president and former city Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury
announced on Sunday that they will hold a two-day rally at Laldighi
Maidan on October 24 and 25 to resist ‘opposition’s anarchy and
On the other hand, BNP has sought permission from the authorities
concerned to hold a four-day rally at the same venue from October 24
to October 27.
City Awami LeaguejJoint general secretary Advocate Ibrahim Hossain
Babul read out the written statement on behalf of the unit ruling
Mohiuddin who returned home on Saturday night after performing hajj in
the Saudi Arabia said Awami League leaders and activists will be there
on streets on October 24-25 to resist ‘opposition’s anarchy and
Addressing the opposition, he said, “Don’t roar. Come to the path of democracy.”
The Awami League leader also said if anyone tries to create
instability in the country, they will resist it.
City Awami League organising secretary Rezaul Karim and Awami League
leader and general secretary of District Krira Sangstha AZM Nasir
Uddin were, among others, present at the press conference.
Meanwhile, city BNP president Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury told UNB
that they sent a letter to the Muslim High School authorities on
October 10 seeking permission to hold a four-day rally at the Laldighi
Maidan from October 24 to October 27.
His personal secretary Mohammad Selim said they also sought police
permission to hold a meeting at the Zilla Parishad Chattar on October
23-26. – UNB