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BNP calls for hartal on Monday

  • Hartal will be enforced from 6am
  • Rizvi makes the announcement
Update : 16 Dec 2023, 06:56 PM

The BNP announced a nationwide hartal on Monday to press home their demands for the resignation of the current government and the restoration of a caretaker government.

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, joint secretary general of the party, announced the program on Saturday.

The hartal will be enforced from 6am on Monday.

A similar announcement is likely to come from the Jamaat-e-Islami, according to party insiders.

Earlier, BNP and like-minded parties enforced a 36-hour blockade from Tuesday.

The opposition parties so far observed blockades in the 11th phase to mount pressure on the Awami League government to quit power and hold the next election under a non-partisan administration.

They also observed a nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal on October 29 in protest against the attacks on BNP’s grand rally at Nayapaltan that ended amid the incidents of torching vehicles and clashes, leaving three people dead.

Half an hour into the start of BNP's much-talked-about grand rally at Nayapaltan on October 28, BNP leaders and workers locked in a clash with the ruling party activists and police at Kakrail. The violent clashes soon spread around Naya Paltan, foiling the rally midway.

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