BNP politics in September-October

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will address rallies and exchange views with professional groups and party supporters from today to October 9 to drum up public support in favour of caretaker government.

Party’s Office Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the month-long programme at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office yesterday.

As part of the programmes, Khaleda is scheduled to address public meetings in Dinajpur on September 20, Rajbari on September 29, Habiganj on October 6 and Barisal on October 9.

The BNP chief will also hold meetings with the district-level leaders of the 18-party alliance during her tour, said Rizvi.

On August 28, the BNP-led 18-party alliance had announced the fresh but soft agitation programmes.

Khaleda will exchange views with different professional bodies at her Gulshan office in the capital from today to October 4.

She will sit with teachers of different universities on Saturday, engineers on September 10, physicians on September 12, journalists and writers on September 15, agriculturists on September 17, diploma agriculturists on September 18, diploma engineers and medical assistants on September 22 and with lawyers on September 24.

The opposition leader will start exchanging views with BNP’s grassroots-level leaders and activists of different districts from tomorrow at her Gulshan office until October 4.

Khaleda will sit with the BNP leaders and activists of Gazipur on September 9, Munshiganj on September 11, Tangail on September 13, Jamalpur on September 16, Comilla north and south on September 23, Brahmanbaria on September 26, Sirajganj on September 27, Lalmonirhat on October 1, Bogra on October 2, Pabna on October 3 and Thakurgaon on October 4.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 18-party alliance in 27 teams have already embarked on their mass contact in 64 districts as per their scheduled programme.

The programmes that include rallies and processions in metropolitan cities, district towns and upazila headquarters began yesterday and will continue until September 30 to elicit public opinion in favour of the demand of the BNP-led alliance, the press briefing was told.

The alliance will also stage demonstrations tomorrow, on September 16, 23 and 30 in all the cities, district towns and upazila headquarters to protest various issues, ranging from the government’s corruption in all sectors, including Padma bridge project; unusual price hike of essentials, fuel oils, power and water; killing and torturing of opposition leaders and activists and filing of false cases against them, among others.