The rally of Jatiya Oikyafront has been started at the Rajshahi Madrasa field in the city on Friday afternoon to press for the seven-point list of demands made by the newly formed political alliance.
Oikyafront insiders said, Dr Kamal is feeling very ill and is getting a high fever and he is not able to attend today’s public rally.
The rally must be concluded by 5pm today, according to the local administration’s direction.
Oikyafront chief and Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain was supposed to address the rally as the chief guest while BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will be the key speaker at the event.
Earlier, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has announced the national election schedule amid opposition from the political alliance for the country’s 11th parliamentary election on Thursday evening.
According to the polls schedule, the national election will be held on December 23 this year.
The CEC said: “The aspirants will have to submit their nomination papers by November 19 while the nomination papers will be scrutinized on November 22.”
“The deadline to withdraw the nomination forms is November 29,” he said in the 15-minute speech began around 7pm on the day.