BNP plans 'big' rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Nov 8

Agencies | Published: November 03, 2017 14:32:14 | Updated: November 05, 2017 15:22:53


BNP has planned a ‘big’ rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka city on November 8, marking the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day' that falls on November 7.

The party already sought permission from the authorities about this, said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press briefing  after a meeting at the party’s Naya Paltan office on Friday.

Asked whether the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be present at the meeting, he said, “We’ll hold a big rally on the day. We’ll inform you later whether the Madam (Khaleda) will be there or not.”

Earlier on Thursday, the party chalked out a 10-day programme to observe the 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day,' marking what it said the civil-military ‘uprising on November 7, 1975’.

Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 7, 1975 jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the path for Zia to come to power.

The Awami League and its allies see the November 7 as the day of 'killing of freedom fighters', and the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) as the day of civil-military revolution.

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