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BNP to hold countrywide sit-in today

UNB . Dhaka
31 Mar 2023 20:28:11 | Update: 01 Apr 2023 12:31:23
BNP to hold countrywide sit-in today

As part of the ongoing simultaneous movement, BNP, its associate bodies and like-minded parties are set to observe a two-hour sit-in protest in all divisional cities and district towns on Saturday to press home their 10-point demand, including holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government.

The programme is also meant for registering the party’s protest against the rise in the prices of power, gas and essential items and the Awami League government’s alleged all-pervading corruption.

As part of the programme, BNP’s Dhaka south and north city units will jointly stage the sit-in from 2pm-4pm in front of its Naya Paltan central office in the capital.

The party leaders and activists will also observe a similar programme in all other cities and district towns at the same time.

Apart from BNP, Jatiyatabadi Samamona Jote, Gonoforum and People’s Party, Peshajibi Ganatantrik Jote, 12-party alliance, Labour Party, Bam Ganatantrik Oikya and LDP will also observe the programme separately in different areas of the capital.

However, Ganotantra Mancha, which has long been observing programmes simultaneously, will not observe the sit-in on Saturday.

The leaders of Ganotantra Mancha said they have a scheduled meeting with BNP on Sunday and they will decide their next course of action through a discussion with the BNP leaders.

In December last year, BNP and like-minded parties and alliances started a simultaneous movement based on their common objective of ousting the incumbent government and holding the next election under a non-party neutral government.

So far, they have arranged rallies, human chains and road march programmes in all unions, districts and divisional cities across the country to press home their 10-point demand.

Besides, the leaders and activists of BNP’s Dhaka north and south city units observed the road march programme in five areas in the capital since January 28.