Star Online Report
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has convened two meetings on October 19 and 20 ahead of the opposition’s October 25 rally to materialise its demand for holding the next general election under a caretaker government.
On October 19, a meeting of the party’s standing committee members will be taken place at the Gulshan office of Khaleda, party insiders told The Daily Star on Tuesday.
The following night Khaleda, the opposition leader in parliament and also chief of the BNP-led 18-party alliance, will sit with the top leaders of the BNP-led 18-party alliance, said Hamd Ullah, secretary general of Bangladesh Labour Party, a component of the BNP-led alliance.
Both the meetings have been called to discuss and finalise the opposition alliance’s next course of action after October 24, the Labour Party leader added.
Meanwhile, BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed Tuesday threatened the government to give befitting reply if it tries to obstruct the party’s rally on October 25.
“We will resist in a democratic way if the government tries to foil our rally,” he was talking at a press conference at BNP central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.
People will snatch power from the government after October 24 if it does not hand over power to a caretaker government, he said.