Dhaka, Sep 12 (Just News): Bangladesh Nationalist Party's two-hour hunger strike on Wednesday ended demanding resignation of the government led by Sheikh Hasina before announcement of the schedule of the 11th parliament polls likely to be held in December.
BNP observed a token hunger strike in Dhaka city as part of its countrywide programme for unconditional release and proper medical treatment of the party's imprisoned chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.
Over 25 leaders and activists of BNP and its front and associate organisations were arrested from the surrounding areas of the venue of the hunger strike in the city, said BNP's publicity secretary Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie.
Presiding over the strike on the premises of Institution of Engineers', Bangladesh in the city BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain reiterated its demands of resignation of the incumbent government of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, dissolution of parliament, poll-time neutral government, reconstitution of the Election Commission before announcement of the schedule of the 11th parliament polls and deployment of army during the poll for holding a fair and participatory election.
He categorically said no participatory election would be held without Khaleda Zia and BNP, warning that no election would be allowed to hold without Khaleda Zia and BNP.
Former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Emajuddin Ahamed broke the hunger strike offering water to the party senior leaders around 12:10pm.
Leaders and activists of BNP and its front and associate organisations thronged the Institution of Engineers', Bangladesh in the city to join hunger strike from 9:00am.
The two-hour hour long strike led by BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain started at 10:00am.