Dhaka – Police have granted Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s plea to hold a rally in Dhaka for March 30 at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh instead of its plan to convene the public meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan for Thursday.
The DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia told reporters that the authorities have granted the permission for the BNP rally after ‘threat assessment’ based on intelligence reports.
The party said it postponed the planned rally on Thursday. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, a senior leader of the BNP, told reporters that they had to postpone the programme since they could not get permission from the authorities.
A-three member delegation of the BNP on Tuesday met Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal to seek permission to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan to demand release of the jailed party chief Khaleda Zia.
Khaleda was transported to Dhaka Central Jail after a special court convicted her and sentenced to five years in prison for misappropriation of funds meant for orphans.