BNP senior leader Mirza Abbas on Friday said they expect cooperation and political attitude from the government in holding their rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday in a peaceful manner.
“We expect cooperation from the government in holding our rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan. We want them to help us refraining from any provocative act. We hope they’ll show a political attitude towards us,” he said.
Abbas, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks after visiting the rally venue along with party senior leaders in the afternoon.
He said they also seek cooperation from other political parties so that they can smoothly stage the rally.
Referring to Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that action will be taken if any chaos is created in the BNP rally, Abbas said his comment manifests provocation from the ruling party. “He (Quader) exposed through his remark what is on their mind about the rally. His remark is very indicative. But we want their cooperation.”
Mentioning that their party is not an unruly one, the BNP leader said they will hold the rally in a disciplined manner.
He also hoped that the government will not create any obstacle to their programme which what he said will witness a huge gathering.
BNP has planned to hold the rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday marking what it said the civil-military ‘uprising on November 7, 1975’.
Though the party has not been given any written permission, BNP leaders said the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner assured them of allowing the programme.