BNP on Thursday urged the country’s people to get untied and build up strong resistance against the government’s all anti-state move. At a sit-in programme in the city the party also demanded the government reduce gas prices instead of increasing those.
“From this programme we want to say gas prices must be reduced, gas prices in no way can be increased, it is the demand of all,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
“We’ll have to wake up people through this kind of programme to create resistance against the government’s all anti-democratic and anti-state move. I urge all to raise their voice to register their protest against the government’s misdeeds.”
As part of its countrywide programme BNP arranged the sit-in programme beginning from 10 am in front of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) protesting the government decision of increasing gas prices. Several hundred BNP leaders and activists joined the programme with placards inscribed with different slogans against gas prices hike.
BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharref Hossain , Gayashewar Chnadra Ray, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Vice-chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo , AZM Zahid, Senior Joint Secretary Genral Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and other senior leaders were present.