Police approval for BNP's 7-Nov rally yet to come

Police approval for BNP’s 7-Nov rally yet to come

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Dhaka – The BNP is yet to get approval by Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold its national revolution and solidariity day rally at Suhrawardy Udyan though the public works department has given its permission to its ground on condition of police consent, according BNP sources.
A three-member BNP team yesterday to went to the office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah to meet him to know the update on police permission for the venue but he was not available at his office. “We have informed his office staff about our purpose of our visit,” said Abdus Salam.BNP chairperson’s adviser Abdus Salam, who led the team, said they went to the DMP Commissioner to know the update of police permission for the proposed rally of the party. The BNP on sent a letter to the DMP Commissioner for police permission to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan either on November 6, 7 or 8.
He confirmed that the department of public works has given its permission to use Suhrawardy Udyan as venue on condition on having police permission.
The BNP leader said they may go to the DMP Commissioner Wednesday if they get an appointment to meet him.
Earlier on October 24, the BNP sent a letter to the department of public works for its permission to hold the rally.
The BNP on October 20 decided to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan either on November 6, 7 or 8 to mark ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’.
The BNP observes the day to mark the “civil-military uprising” of 1975
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is expected to attend the rally as chief guest.
Meanwhile, BNPleaders hope that the authorities to give them permission to hold their planned rally at Suhrawardy Udyan.
“Being the largest democratic political party, the BNP expects that it would also be given permission to hold the rally and the government would extend other support to ensure the programme is held peacefully,” said BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu.
The BNP has taken up a 10-day programme to observe National Revolution and Solidarity Day.
Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal, the BNP’s labour front, held its last rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on May 1 this year to mark the historic May Day. Party chief Khaleda Zia attended that rally as chief guest. – Staff Reporter

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