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12:00 AM, September 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:13 AM, September 26, 2020

Bangladesh Opposition Party to start protesting in places besides their own office

The Bangladesh Opposition Party (BOP), the former official opposition party, has decided to launch yet another month-long movement to remove the current ruling party from office.

The BOP has chalked out one of the most comprehensive action plans by them in years, although it still includes holding numerous press conferences and peacefully protesting outside their office. However, a major change is that one of the protests will actually be held in their party secretary general's residence, in order to uphold the stay-at-home orders applicable only for them.

"We now know. Oh we now know, no jokes. Protesting outside our own office, only bothers us folks. Now we aren't saying we will pick up the glock again. But surely, we will do a Tiktok, my friend," BOP's General Secretary, and also a poet of sorts, Mirza Ghalib said.

Mirza Ghalib made the announcement at the 700th press conference by the party this month alone. The turnout from the press was very little as expected. Having only 10 active members, the BOP is expected to make use of social media to leave a mark in the political scene in which they have been mere bystanders for years.

"They have been talking smack for the past 10 years. BOP right now is like an ex-boyfriend who has actually leveled down but still thinks every 'like' on Facebook is an invitation to rekindle the romance with democracy," political analyst Shaheed Khan said.

Outlining the party's latest movement, Mirza Ghalib yesterday said they were taking a five-pronged approach. "Congregate. Motivate. Segregate. Elevate. Cross-fire," he said of the plans.

"Congregate involves us hiring people to pretend like we still have party members who aren't in a cell. Motivate is us holding press conferences complaining to the people about this hell. Segregate will be Operation Cleanheart version 2, but more tight. Elevate will be taking the nation to greatness as dreamt by me last night. And Cross-fire is basically a mantra we repeat. We invented it and will take back what's ours, whether in victory or defeat," Ghalib said.

Pointed out that the party had spent the last decade working just for itself and never for the people, Ghalib chose instead to mention how corrupt the current regime was. "They are a party of businesspersons only," he said.   When told that BOP is literally the definition of a pro-business party, Ghalib said that was not true and then he began to cry.

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