With the deadline for submitting nomination papers to the Election Commission only a week away, the BNP now faces two challenges: preventing defection from the party and drawing up fresh programmes to keep the anti-government movement going.
The government appears to have taken a tough stance against the BNP after Saturday’s clashes that turned the heart of the capital into a battlefield.
BNP started its grand rally in front of the party's Nayapaltan headquarters this afternoon to press home their one-point demand
A clash broke out between police and BNP at the capital's Kakrail intersection this noon..BNP men gathered near Kakrail mosque before joining the party's rally at Nayapaltan.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed telecom operators to shut down internet service from 11:00am to 8:00pm today in the capital's Nayapaltan where opposition party BNP is holding a grand rally.
BNP leaders and activists started gathering in front of the party's Nayapaltan headquarters since 7:30am today to join its grand rally to press home their one-point demand
Tension is running high as archrivals BNP and Awami League are all set to show their strength within two kilometres of each other in Dhaka today.
BNP wants to hold its October 28 rally at the party's Nayapaltan headquarters
Police have asked BNP and Awami League to propose names of two alternative venues each in case law enforcers are unable to give permission to hold their rallies in the capital's Nayapaltan and Baitul Mukarram areas respectively on security grounds