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Khaleda leaves for Jessore today, addresses Khulna rally Sunday


BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia leaves for Jessore on Saturday and will address a public rally in Khulna on Sunday, aiming to mobilise public support in favour of the opposition’s demand for arranging the next polls under a non-party administration.   As part of its movement strategy, the BNP-led 18-party alliance is going to arrange the rally at Khulna Circuit House ground on Sunday afternoon.   The BNP chairperson will start her journey for Jessore from her Gulshan residence around 3:30pm, Khaleda’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Friday.   She is scheduled to stay overnight at Jessore Circuit House on Saturday and start for Khulna on Sunday noon.   This will be the fourth out of eight 18-party rallies to be arranged in eight regions of the country to increase people’s involvement in their ongoing anti-government campaign to force the government to restore now-abolished caretaker government system to oversee the polls.   Earlier, the BNP chief addressed rallies in Narsingdi on September 8 while Rangpur on September 15 and Rajshahi on September 16.   After Khulna, Khaleda, also the leader of the opposition in parliament, will address a rally in Sylhet on October 5.   Earlier, the Khulna rally was scheduled to be held on September 22.   The rally was rescheduled for September 29 due to bad condition of its venue, the Khulna Circuit House ground.   Khaleda’s Barisal rally scheduled for September 29 was postponed and the fresh date for it will be announced later.   She will also address rallies in Dhaka and Chittagong after Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims.   Addressing a press conference at Khulna Mohammedan Sporting Club auditorium on Friday, Khulna city BNP president Nazrul Islam Manju said the rally will turn into a human sea as they have taken every necessary preparation to make it a grand success.   Meanwhile, the roads and islands in city have been decorated with arches, lighting and portraits of Ziaur Rahman, Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman. Placards, posters, banners and portraits of the party aspirants for the next general election in the district were also hung along the roads.   A huge number of arches have also been erected along the ways on Khaleda’s route to Khulna from the capital. – UNB


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