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BD govt’s hard-line approach: 20-party won’t be allowed on streets, says minister

Food Minister and Awami League Dhaka unit Joint Secretary Qamrul Islam today threatened that they will not allow the BNP-led alliance to take to the streets on January 5. He also warned the 20-party alliance against any attempt to try to take the streets on that day. Both two major political forces in the country have announced counter programmes to observe the first anniversary of the controversial January 5 parliamentary election. The AL-led combine would celebrate the day branding it ‘Victory Day of Democracy’ while the BNP-led alliance to observe the day as “Black Day for Democracy”. At a meeting of the 14-party combine held at AL central office at Bangabandhu Avenue, Qamrul said they would not allow anyone to take to the streets on January 5 and asked BNP not to try for it. He also cautioned the BNP-led alliance that the law enforcement agencies would go tough if their leaders and activists try to create any anarchy. The food minister also said BNP would have to bear the responsibilities if any conflict takes place on January 5. Addressing the meeting, Dhaka City unit AL general secretary Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said they would take positions at 16 points of the 16 constituencies in the capital.

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