Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday staged demonstration in the capital protesting against gas price hike and demanding immediate release of imprisoned party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.
Dhaka south city BNP and all its front organisations brought out a procession from the party’s central office at Naya Paltan in the capital around noon to press home the demands.
The procession, participated by several hundred party leaders and activists, ended at the same place after a short rally at Bijaynagar intersection.
Addressing the rally, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said that hiking gas price, the government took the anti-people decision. They grabbed power by snatching people’s rights to vote and want to loot people’s properties to remain in power, he alleged.
‘They hiked gas price at consumer level to throw the common people into hardship,’ he said and warned to wage tough movement if the hiked price was not withdrawn immediately.
Rizvi also demanded Khaleda’s immediate release and alleged that the government had kept Khaleda in jail unjustly to enjoy the ‘illegal power’ for long.
Dhaka south city BNP president Quazi Abul Bashar presided over the rally.
BNP publication affairs secretary Habibul Islam Habib and Dhaka south city general secretary Kazi Abul Bashar were present, among others.