Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said BNP will get permission to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on December 10 on a few conditions.
"We informed the DMP commissioner that they (BNP) will get permission for holding a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan," he said at a function at Sadar Ghat in the capital.
"BNP is a political party. They have the right to do politics. If BNP systemically do constructive politics, we will have nothing to say here. But I think, if BNP violets political courtesy or tries to do any other things, then we will have objections," he added.
The minister said the government didn't forbid BNP to hold political programmes.
"BNP is holding programmes across the country. We didn't forbid them for Dhaka, too. We only spoke about our concern," he said.
Referring to BNP’s claim that their rally will gather 25-30 lakh people, Asaduzzaman Khan said, "Where will they stay? It seems BNP will immobilise the entire Dhaka city.”
Kamal said they had asked BNP to hold their programme in a large venue and they demanded to hold a rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan.
"We have informed the DMP commissioner that they will get permission. Our honourable prime minister also gave the same directive," he said.