BNP’s march from Shahjadpur to Malibagh begins
As part of BNP's four-day programme, BNP leaders and activists started marching towards capital's Abul Hotel area in Malibagh from Shahjadpur to press home their 10-point demand, including holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government.
Party leaders have started marching from the Hossain market area of Shahjadpur at 2:30pm.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir formally inaugurated the programme, according to UNB report.
In a brief address prior to launching the programme, Fakhrul asked the party leaders and activists to hold the programme peacefully without responding to any provocation. "We've so far held our all programmes peacefully and we'll ensure their (govt's) fall through the peaceful agitations."
Stating their march programme as a silent protest against the government, he said they will force the government to quit together with the people.
Accusing the government of snatching people's voting rights, the BNP leader said they will restore the voting rights of people by ousting the Awami League government.
"No fair election will be held as long as Awami League is in power. So, the Awami League government must hand over power to a caretaker government by quitting power and dissolving parliament so that people can cast their votes under a new election commission," Fakhrul said.
Earlier on Thursday, BNP announced the four-day march in the capital for January 28, 30 and 31, and February 1.