• Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:42 am

Transport owners to bring out vehicles amid Sunday’s hartal

  • Published at 10:03 pm February 1st, 2020
Transport Strike November Gabtoli
File photo: Rows of stand still buses at Gabtoli bus terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

BNP has announced a dawn-to-dusk hartal, rejecting the results of the Dhaka city polls

The transport owners in Dhaka have decided to operate their vehicles on Sunday regardless of the day-long hartal imposed by the BNP.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Saturday, Mashiur Rahman Ranga, president of Bangladesh Transport Owners' Association, said: “We do not accept this hartal. If any of our vehicles gets damaged or is vandalized during the strike, BNP will have to take the responsibility."

This decision came soon after BNP calledfor the dawn-to-dusk hartalin Dhaka city on Sunday, rejecting the results of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) elections, which were held on Saturday.

“This hartal has no justification whatsoever. We cannot let our citizens suffer. BNP will have to compensate us if one of our vehicles gets even scratched,” Ranga reiterated. 

“You [the BNP] chose toparticipate in the EVM election, and then are refusing to comply with the people's verdict. This is not acceptable,"Ranga further said.

While making the hartal announcement on Saturday, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, while raising several allegations about the city polls, urged people to observe the dawn-to-dusk strike peacefully.

The ruling Awami League has vowed to resist the hartal by deploying its leaders and activists at major locations around Dhaka.

Claiming that the BNP called an undemocratic hartal to hide their failure in the city polls, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said the party activists will be on the streets to avoid any untoward incidents.


68
Facebook 62
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail