Rizvi’s first procession in 40 days
For the first time in 40 days, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi today took part in a procession brought out by the party leaders and activists protesting police action on a sit-in programme on Thursday.
Around 6:00am, nearly 10 BNP leaders and activists led by Rizvi brought out the sudden procession on the road near the party headquarters in Nayapaltan of Dhaka.
They also chanted slogans demanding release of BNP Chairpaerson Khaleda Zia, who landed in jail after a court sentenced her five years’ imprisonment in a graft case.
Later, he addressed a press conference at the Nayapaltan office where he critised Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda for his remarks that the EC would not take any new initiative for participation of all the political parties in the 11 parliamentary elections.
Following CEC’s comments and activities, it seems that he is not interested to hold a free, fair and neutral election, said Rizvi.
CEC KM Nurul Huda at a programme in Brahmanbaria on Thursday said they will not take any new initiative for participation of all the parties in the general polls as the Commission had already invited all during dialogues to take part in the polls.
Rizvi also said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has started seeking votes for boat taking government facilities but the Election Commission has no reaction about this.
While celebrating the International Women's Day, the prime minister delivered her speech over freedom, education and development of women but her party student members assaulted a college girl sexually in Bangla Motor area, the BNP leader alleged.