BNP observes ‘National Revolution & Solidarity Day’

BNP observes ‘National Revolution & Solidarity Day’

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Dhaka – BNP and its associate bodies observed ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on Monday, commemorating the ‘civil-military uprising’ in 1975.
Some other political parties and different socio-cultural organisations also observed the day from different historical perspectives.
BNP chalked out a 10-day programme to observe the day in a befitting manner.As part of the programmes, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia together with party leaders and activists paid homage to party founder Ziaur Rahman by placing a wreath at his Sher-e-Bangla Nagar grave in the city around 11:30am.
She also offered fateha at her husband’s grave and joined a munajat there seeking salvation of the departed soul of Zia.
Leaders and activists of different units and associate bodies of the party also laid wreaths at its founder’s grave on the occasion.
Talking to reporters there, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir accused Awami League of distorting the history of November 7, 1975 through a ‘false’ campaign about it.
Earlier in the morning, BNP flags were hoisted at the party’s Nayapaltan central office and chairperson’s Gulshan office and other party offices across the country.
BNP’s all the units and associate bodies also observed the day across the country with various programmes, including discussion, free medical camps and blood donation.
The party had a plan to hold a rally at the city’s Nayapaltan on Tuesday marking the day. Police, however, still did not give it permission to stage it.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said they are willing to shift their rally to Wednesday from Tuesday if there is police permission.
Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 7, 1975 jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the way for Zia to come to power.
While BNP celebrates November 7 as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, the ruling Awami League and its front organisations consider it as the day of ‘killing of freedom fighters’. – UNB

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