BNP places 7-point demand, 12-point vision at rally

Published: September 30, 2018 18:36:33 | Updated: October 01, 2018 10:32:28


BNP on Sunday placed their seven-point demand, including the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail at its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.

Their demand, according to a UNB report, also includes forming a neutral election-time government before the announcement of the election schedule,

The party, moreover, announced 12-point vision at the rally.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who presided over the rally, placed the demands and the visions of the party.

In its 12-point vision, the party said it will take steps to improve the country's political culture, get rid of the politics of vengeance, ensure good governance, establish democracy and fight against extremism.

Their vision also includes not allowing Bangladesh's territory to be used to carry out criminal activities against other countries.

Fakrul also announced they will hold rallies across the country on October 3 and submit a memorandum to deputy commissioners.

It will hold rallies in cities on October 4 and submit a memorandum to the divisional commissioners.

The rally formally began around 2pm with recitation from the holy Quran.

Though BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since February 8, the party has made her the chief guest of the rally as a mark of respect.

The party's other demands include dissolving the current parliament and cabinet, creating a level-playing field by withdrawing all the political cases and releasing all the political prisoners, reconstitution of the Election Commission, deploying army and discarding electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the election.

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