Amid speculations, political tension, arrest of a huge number of party leaders and activists and protracted negotiations, BNP's last divisional rally finally started in the capital's at Golapbagh field this morning.
Plainclothes men identifying themselves as law enforcers picked up BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas from their homes in Dhaka early today, claims the BNP.
The BNP is no longer hell bent on holding its December 10 rally at Nayapaltan and it wants to avoid confrontation with the government over the venue.
A sub-inspector took a 71-year-old man to a police station in the capital allegedly at gunpoint because officers received an image on WhatsApp that showed the elderly man’s photo on a BNP poster for the party’s December 10 rally.
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has ordered to suspend 3G and 4G services in Rajshahi from 9:30am to 8:00pm today ahead of BNP's divisional rally at the city’s madrasa ground.
BNP's divisional rally began on Madrasa Maidan in Rajshahi city this morning.
Bogura BNP leaders and activists today alleged that they faced obstructions from police on the way to Rajshahi to attend the party's divisional rally tomorrow..Around 300 motorbikes carrying party leaders and activists were stopped by law enforcers on Bogura-Naogaon Highway in Dupchanchia
Commuters are struggling to find ways to get to their destinations following the transport strike that began in eight districts under Rajshahi division this morning.
The government and the BNP appear to be on a collision course over the venue of the latter’s much-talked about December 10 Dhaka rally as neither would budge on its stance.