With the country coming almost to a halt due to the ongoing nationwide blockade, the opposition alliance has called another 72-hour blockade from 6:00am Saturday.
The anti-government agitation is targeted at realising three demands: postponement of the schedule of next parliamentary election, polls under a non-party caretaker government and release of arrested opposition leaders.
Salahuddin Ahmed, spokesman of BNP, the key constituent of the 18-party opposition alliance, announced the fresh programme through a video message sent from unknown location.
The announcement of the fresh blockade came less than a day after Ahmed, a joint secretary general of BNP, threatened with tough anti-government agitation if their demands were not met in 24 hours.
The opposition enforced a 131-hour road, railway and waterways blockade from Saturday for the second time in a span of a week, which will expire 5:00pm today.
Twenty-two lives were lost alone in the last five days’ blockade. During the previous spell of blockade from November 26-28, 19 people were killed.
The oppositions’ agitation has made lives of people from all walks of life very tough as businesses suffer huge losses, coming almost to ...