Local administration yesterday imposed Section 144 in central shaheed minar and its adjoining area in Bochaganj upazila as ruling Awami League (AL) and opposition BNP arranged separate programmes at the same venue at same time. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Imtiaz Hossain imposed the ban from 8:00 in the morning till midnight prohibiting any programme at the venue. Upazila unit BNP, in a meeting, called a protest meeting in central shaheed minar area at 2:30pm yesterday. After an hour of BNP's announcement of holding the meeting, Awami Jubo League also called a meeting in the same venue at same time. The upazila administration imposed the ban in the area to avoid any untoward incident.