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BNP announces fresh agitation programmes

Update : 26 Apr 2014, 07:51 PM

The BNP yesterday announced fresh agitation programmes including demonstration and mass hunger strike protesting what the party said was filing false cases against Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, and killing and abduction.

The party will hold protest rallies at the upazila and district towns and divisional cities across the country on April 28 and stage mass hunger strikes on May 4 from 9am-6pm.

Acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes after holding a joint meeting with the associate bodies at the Nayapaltan office.

The spokesperson alleged that the government had been filing false cases against the opposition leaders and activists to keep them away from the next elections. “BNP leaders are being abducted and the number of extrajudicial killings is rising at an alarming rate.”

Fakhrul accused the media for not giving proper attention to the killings, abductions and extrajudicial killings.

While addressing another programme in the capital, Fakhrul termed the fluctuations in Teesta water level a “substandard drama.”

“During our long-march programme, we heard that the water level in Teesta rose and it fell when we returned. It is nothing but a joke,” he said.

The BNP held a long-march towards Teesta demanding fair share of water. The party claimed that the rise in Teesta water level, which coincided with the long march, was its success. 

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