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BNP, like-minded parties to hold human chain programmes in cities, districts

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BNP and its associate bodies and like-minded parties will hold human chain programmes in all divisional cities and district towns on Saturday.

As part of the ongoing simultaneous movement, the parties will hold the programmes to press home their 10-point demand, including holding the next general election under a non-party caretaker government, reports UNB.

The programme is also meant for registering the opposition parties’ protest against the rise in the prices of power, gas and essential items, and pressure the government to release BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia without any condition, essentially to drop the 'false' cases against her, and now and to accept the party’s 10-point demand.

The main opposition party announced the programme after its road march programme in all thanas under the divisional cities last week.

BNP said in a press release today (Friday) , as part of the ongoing simultaneous movement, there will be human chains across the country from 11 am to 12 pm at the metropolitan and district levels.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, members of the Standing Committee and central leaders will participate in the human chains programme.

Apart from BNP, Ganotantra Mancha will form a human chain at Paltan Mor while Gonoforum and People's Party will jointly form a human chain on the road in front of the party's central office at Arambagh at 11am.

Besides, 12-party alliance will form a human chain near the water tank in Bijoynagar Jatiyatabadi Samamona Jote in front of Al-Razi Complex in Bijoynagar and Peshajibi Ganatantrik Jote in front of National Press Club at 11:30am the same day.

At 3 pm, The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will hold three separate human chains in front of the party's central office in East Panthapath, in front of Suvastu Tower in Badda and near Jatrabari flyover.

From December last year, BNP and like-minded parties and alliances started a simultaneous movement to bring down the government, or at least realise the all-important caretaker or non-party provision ahead of the next election.

Besides, the leaders and activists of BNP’s Dhaka north and south city units observed the march programme in five areas in the capital since January 28.

The party also arranged a similar programme in all unions, districts and divisional cities across the country to press home their 10-point demand.

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