Minister: DMP to decide venue for BNP's Dec 10 rally

If BNP leaders break the law or destroy properties, the security forces will take action, Asaduzzaman Khan said

The venue of BNP's divisional rally scheduled to be held in Dhaka on December 10 will be decided by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said.

The minister said this while talking to journalists at his Secretariat on Sunday.

BNP is a political party, so its leaders and activists definitely know the procedures and we hope they hold the meeting by maintaining law and order. If they break the law or destroy properties, the security forces will take action, added the minister.

"When asked if the government would give permission if the BNP wants to hold a rally in front of the party office, he said, ' BNP wants to gather 25 lakh people at one place. Don't know where they will go? Can you imagine what will happen when 25 lakh people gather somewhere? We have asked the Commissioner (DMP Commissioner) to determine if there is such a big field somewhere in Dhaka and give them permission to hold a meeting there."

"Since we are not obstructing political activities, if they organise such a programme, they should do so in a place where so many people can stand," the minister said.

The minister said, 'He (DMP Commissioner) should find such a place where so many people can gather. So, he will make arrangements wherever the commissioner wants.