Jatiya Oikyafront senior leaders have offered fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R), Shah Paran (R) and the grave of General MAG Osmani in Sylhet before holding their maiden public rally in the city.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, JSD president ASM Abdur Rob, went to the shrines on Wednesday morning.
JSD general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury were present.
Earlier on Tuesday night, Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain, general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu and Oikya Prokriya leader Sultan Mohammad Mansur offered fateha at the shrines.
The Oikyafront's rally will begin at the city's Registry Field around 2:00pm aiming to mobilise public support in favour of its 7-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party administration, reports UNB.
It is the first political programme of the new alliance of four parties—BNP, Gano Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) and Nagorik Oaky—since its formation on October 13.
Dr Kamal will address the rally as the chief guest while Mirza Fakhrul as the main speaker with City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the chair.
Sylhet district BNP president Abul Kaher Shamim said people from the city and its adjoining districts are set to join the programme. "We expect a huge gathering of people in our programme."
After the Sylhet Rally, Oikyafront is scheduled to hold another such programme at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram city on October 27.