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Latest update: Khaleda demands poll under neutral govt

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12 November, 2017 16:06 PM



Latest update: Khaleda demands poll under neutral govt

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BNP chief Khaleda Zia said no fair election can be held under the present government.

She said:"No fair election can be held under Sheikh Hasina-led government. The polls must be held under a neutral and non-party government."

While addressing today's Solidarity Day rally, she demanded that army should be deployed with magistracy power.


Sinha quit due to govt pressure (07:00pm)


Claiming that Justice SK Sinha came under pressure to step down from his position, Khaleda said he had been “forcefully sent abroad” on health ground.

She said: "Justice Sinha wanted to return home, but agency men barred him doing so."  


Khaleda heaps praises upon people (05:40pm) 


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia heaped praises upon the people of Bangladesh saying people are the sources of the power of the party.

She said: "Although the government has barred our leaders and activities to join the rally, the presence of thousands of people proved that they are the real source of the power of BNP."


Khaleda for united efforts of all parties (05:00pm) 


Bangladesh would be developed as a prosperous and peaceful country without the united efforts of all parties, said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

She said: "Although different parties have their different ideologies, collaborated efforts are a must to reach the development goals."

She made the observation while addressing a party rally, marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.

The rally began at 2pm on Sunday with recitation from the holy Quran.

BNP chief Khaleda Zia attended the programme as the chief guest with the participation of huge party leaders and activists.


BNP rally begins (3:50pm) 


The BNP has officially announced the opening of its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city, marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.

The rally began at 2pm on Sunday with recitation from the holy Quran.

BNP chief Khaleda Zia attended the programme as the chief guest with the participation of huge party leaders and activists.

A good number of law enforcers were deployed in and around the rally venue.

As per the conditions set by the DMP, the rally will have to be concluded by 5:00pm and the BNP leaders and activist will be allowed to enter the meeting venue two hours before the beginning of the rally.

The other conditions are refraining from showing any cartoon or making any statement hurting religious sentiments, making any provocative statement, carrying out any anti-state, anti-peace activities, creating any obstacle to traffic, using loudspeakers at unapproved places, using rods and sticks with banners and festoons, entering the venue with processions and gathering on footpaths.
 
Leaders and activists of the party have started gathering at the venue in small processions since the afternoon.


Khaleda Zia reaches rally venue (03:40pm)


BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia reached the rally venue at historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka, marking the National Revolution and Solidarity Day.

The BNP chief, who will address the rally as the chief guest, arrived at the venue around 3pm.

It will be the first party rally addressed by the party chief at the same venue after January 2014.


Movement of Dhaka-bound vehicles halted (03:00pm) 


Dhaka-bound public bus services from nearby districts of the capital have remained halted ahead of the BNP rally at the historic Sohrawardy Uddyan. 

Commuters intended traveling towards the capital are in immense sufferings as the authorities suspended the plying of the vehicles without prior notice.

Long queues of commuters were seen walking along the highway of Narayanganj, Munsiganj, and Gazipur to reach the destination.

A bus owner told the Kalerkantho seeking anonymity: "According to the instruction of the authorities the transportation will be suspended for the commuters. It will be normalised in the afternoon."

BNP leaders alleged that government had instructed the authorities concerned to stop the public transportation services with a view to making obstacles targeting the rally of their party. 


(Inputs and photos from different news agencies) 


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