BNP vows to hold Oct 25 rally at any cost

BNP vows to hold Oct 25 rally at any cost

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance will hold its October 25 rally in the capital, no matter whether the government permits it or not, BNP joint

secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed said here on Thursday.

“As BNP believes in constitutional and peaceful politics, it has sought permission for the Oct 25 rally of the 18-party alliance.
However, the rally must be held even if the government doesn’t give permission for it,” he told a press conference at Kurigram Press Club
at noon.

The press conference was arranged in the wake of ‘police siege’ to the BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital.

Turning to the police act, Rizvi said the siege and the arrest of party leaders and activists have manifested the autocratic behaviour
of the government.

Amid the deepening political crisis over the nature of polls-time government, police on Thursday cordoned off the main opposition
central office, escalating tension.

BNP leaders and activists alleged that the party central office was virtually cordoned off in the morning as nobody was allowed to get
into and come out of it.

The BNP joint secretary general warned that the government will have to face dire consequences if it does not stop such undemocratic
behaviour.

Alleging that the opposition leaders and activists have so far been subjected to repression and torture, he announced that if the
government tries to obstruct their October 25 rally, they would resist its evil attempt.
-UNB

 

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