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10 January 2017, Tuesday
AL rally causes huge sufferings: BNP
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Dhaka, Jan 10 (Just News): The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday alleged that ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is holding its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan by closing different important roads of the city causing huge sufferings to the public.

“But BNP was not allowed to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan...AL is staging a rally there with much enthusiasm. Police made different roads off limit to traffic for the ruling party's programme today (Tuesday),” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

Hours before the start of the AL rally, the BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at BNP's Naya Paltan central office.

The ruling AL held a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the afternoon, marking Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's homecoming Day.

AL president Sheikh Hasina addressed the rally as the chief guest.

Rizvi alleged that police are working as AL's personal security forces for holding its rally.

Rizvi came down hard on AL general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that it is the jurisdiction of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) over permitting BNP to hold its rally, saying whether he is trying to teach people raw politics.

“They think (AL leaders) people don't understand anything. The DMP's main duty is to check crimes, not suppressing the rights of opposition parties. If the ruling party general secretary's remark is correct, then we have to realise that police have shackled democracy,” he observed.

The BNP leader said when the ruling party “criminals” are roaming around everywhere, the government is using the DMP to snatch people's democratic rights.

“The entire police force, including the DMP, has been made an instrument to implement the government's desires. People can better understand at whose signal the DMP denied BNP the permission to hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan,” he said.

 (Just News/gys/2130hr)

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