BNP demands next general election under neutral govt
Published : Thursday, 11 August, 2022 at 9:31 PM Count : 4045
Leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has called for immediate resignation of the government from power and hold the next general election under a neutral election-time government.
Addressing a rally at Nayapaltan in the capital on Thursday afternoon, they threatened to launch a vigorous movement to unseat the present Awami League government from power. "If the government doesn't pay any heed to their demand, they said they would launch an anti-government movement occupying the streets," they said.
The rally was organised by BNP in protest against the recent fuel oil price hike by the government.
Speaking at the rally, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called upon all to join the movement of occupying the streets. "Time has come to occupy the roads and streets. The solution will come from here," he said.
However, the BNP leader ruled out the possibility of announcing any programme like hartal or siege.
"We don't consider any programme like hartal or siege. Rather, we are thinking about the programmes, in which, people from all walks of life can be involved," he said.
Hundreds of leaders and workers of BNP from different parts of the capital and districts around the capital joined the rally organised at the BNP central office premises at Nayapaltan.
In protest against price hike of fuel oils and daily essentials, BNP will hold demonstrations and rallies at the district and upazila levels over the next several days.
Dhaka City South BNP convener Abdus Salam presided over the rally where BNP standing committee members Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, spoke, among others.