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BNP senior leaders attending a press briefing at party head office in Nayapaltan. File Photo

BNP’s nationwide demo Monday

WT24 Desk

BNP will stage demonstrations across the country, including in the capital, demanding better treatment of its chairperson Khaleda Zia and her release from jail, Agencies report.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press confernce at BNP’s  Nayapaltan central office.

He said their party leaders and activists will stage the demonstrations in all the upazila headquarters of the country.

Besides, he said, the programne will be observed in all the thanas of metropolitan cities, including Dhaka.

The party will stage the protest programme just a day before the Appellate Division is set to pass its order on petitions challenging the bail given to Khaleda by the High Court.

About Khulna city corporation election, Rizvi said the Election Commission could not yet ensure a proper atmosphere for a fair election there as police are  working as opponent to people.

“The Election Commission’s role is suspicious. It seems police, Awami League cadres and the Election Commission are working with as a spirited team to ensure AL’s candidate victory in the election,” he said

The BNP leader also alleged that  plainclothes police are trying to influence and intimate the presiding officers of the election by visiting their houses.

Under the circumstances, Rizvi demanded the deployment of army and withdrawal of Khulna metropolitan police commissioner for ensuring a fair and credible voting.

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