Dhaka – Bangladesh’s main opposition party the BNP did not get permission to hold its proposed rally at Suhrawardy Udyan today protesting the police search in party chairperson’s Gulshan office.
When contacted BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Tuesday confirmed that they were not given permission till 8:15pm yesterday.He said that they want to hold the rally peacefully and expect that the authority would give them permission.
Mirza Alamgir however said that if they were not allowed to hold the rally today, they would announce the next course of action through a press conference today.
Earlier, a two-member delegation led by BNP chairperson’s adviser Abul khair Bhuiyan went to Dhaka Metropolitan Police headqaurters to enquire about the ddevelopment on police permission.
Bhuiyan told The independent that they could not manage to meet the DMP Commissioner but submitted a fresh application to the DMP office for police permission to hold the rally today.
“We have informed the concerned official that we have preparation to hold the rally if we have been fiven permission by the night,” he said.
The BNP standing committee at an urgent meeting on Sunday decided to hold a protest rally at Suhrawardy Udyan today protesting the police search.
Earlier on Saturday, police conducted search operation at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office but came out of the office empty handed. They did not get any harmful thing inside the office. -Staff Reporter