Dhaka – Bangladesh Nationalist Party has announced nationwide demonstration for Sunday as what the party says that the government denied it permission to hold a rally in Dhaka, a senior leader said on Saturday.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed came up with the announcement while talking to the reporters at the party’s Nayapantan headquarters in Dhaka.
“As the government refused to give permission to hold our scheduled rally in city’s Suhrawardy Udyan so we have taken the move as part of our pretest,” Rizvi said.
The government once again proved that it shut down the door and widows of democracy Bangladesh by denying the civic rights of the people, the BNP leader said.
“Democracy is at stake and there is no atmosphere to exercise democratic rights in Bangladesh,” he said.
The BNP leader said that the Dhaka city unit of BNP and its all thana units will observe similar programmes on Sunday.
The BNP, an opposition outside Bangladesh parliament because it boycotted the 2014 general elections, has been trying to oust the government ever since it assumed office in the year through the January 5, 2014 election.
The party had enforced a three-month transport blockade in 2015 targeting the government to be dislodged killing more than 130 people allegedly by its activists either in arson attacks or bomb attacks on transports.
BNP sought permission to hold rally in Dhaka on the third anniversary of assumption of the Awami League party office as the party called the AL killed democracy on January 5.