AL begins ‘peace rally’ in Uttara
The "peace rally" of the ruling Awami League started at Uttara's Amir Complex in the capital this afternoon.
The rally commenced at 3:40pm, with a significant turnout of leaders and activists from different units of Dhaka city.
Senior leaders of the Awami League were present at the rally and took position on the stage.
Speaking at the rally, the AL leaders alleged that national and international conspiracies were afoot to foil the upcoming election. They also vowed to remain in the streets until the next election.
AL General Secretary and Road Transports and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader attended as the chief guest of the rally presided by Sheikh Bajlur Rahman, president of Dhaka (North) AL.
Dhaka (north) AL organised the "peace rally" to counter BNP's demonstrations on the streets.
Meanwhile, BNP was holding a rally in the capital's Dholaikhal area to realise their one-point demand -- the resignation of the government and national polls under a non-partisan administration.
The ruling party is also scheduled to hold a series of programmes till October 4.
Awami League rolled out the series of movements, a day after BNP unveiled a series of rallies and road marches that started on September 19.