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BNP’s 48-hour blockade begins

  • Published at 03:27 am November 26th, 2013

The 48-hour countrywide blockade, called by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance, began at 6am on Tuesday.

Our reporter Ashif Islam Shaon reports that no long-route buses left Gabtali Terminal this morning. The buses that left the terminal on Monday night arrived back this morning.

The blockade supporters took up positions on Aminbazar bridge as soon as the blockade began.

Additional law enforcement agency members have been deployed in different points of the capital.

The opposition alliance announced the programme, rejecting the schedule for the tenth national elections, on Monday night.

They also demanded the suspension of the schedule until parties reached a consensus over the polls-time government.

The blockade will end at 6am on Thursday.

At a rally on November 22 Mirza Fakhrul threatened to paralyse the country the moment Election Commission announced polls schedules without settling the issue of non-partisan government. 

On Monday evening The CEC announced that the tenth parliamentary elections will be held on January 5, 2014.