BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia goes to Nilphamari to address a public rally, aiming to mobilize public support in favour of 20-party alliance’s demand for holding fresh polls under a non-party administration.
With the Nilphamari tour, the BNP chief will also launch a fresh countrywide mass campaign program planned by her party-led 20-party to create a solid ground for a decisive movement to force the current administration to quit and arrange a fresh inclusive election.
The mass campaign is also meant for mounting pressure on the government to stop extrajudicial killings, en-forced disappearances and repressive acts, and restore the democratic rights of people.
Meanwhile, on Monday night, Khaleda said she will announce a decisive movement after their mass campaign to dislodge the government.
“We’ll again get back to action program after carrying out a mass campaign… I’ll come up with a call for the movement in due time. You take preparation in your respective areas so that you can respond to my call any time. We must oust this regime and save the country and its people from killings, enforced disappearances and misrule,” she told the representatives of BNP-backed local government bodies under Rajshahi division.
The BNP chief will start her journey for Nilphamari from her Gulshan residence around 3pm on Wednesday and stay overnight at Bogra Circuit house, her media wing members Sayrul Kabir Khan told UNB on Tuesday.
Later, Khaleda will start for Nilphamari around 12 noon on Thursday.
She will address a public rally to be arranged by the local unit of the 20-party alliance at Pourasva Braomath in Nilphamari district town in the afternoon.
The BNP chief is scheduled to return to the capital on the same day after attending the rally.
The local unit of the 20-party has taken all-out preparations to welcome their leader and make the rally a suc-cess, BNP sources said.
This will be Khaleda’s 6th district tour after the January-5 election boycotted by the BNP-led opposition al-liance.
Earlier, Khaleda went to Rajbari, on March 1, Munshiganj on May 28, Joypurhat on June 22 and Brahman-baria on September 23, and Jamalpur on September 27 and addressed public rallies there.
Meanwhile, 20-praty alliance spokesperson and BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday announced that the alliance would hold rallies in four districts, as part of their countrywide mass campaign to increase people’s involvement in their movement for an inclusive fresh election under a non-party administration.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address all the four rallies in Nilphamari, Natore, Comilla and Kishoreganj districts, he added.
After Nilphamari, the second rally will be held in Natore on October 30. The third rally will be held in Comilla, but its date is yet to be finalised. It will probably be held on November 6 or 7, marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, the BNP leader said. The fourth one will be held in Kishoreganj on November 12.