Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said the ruling party Awami League (AL) will take control of the streets in September and keep it occupied until the national polls.
Hasan, also AL joint general secretary, was addressing a meeting in Rajshahi city Thursday night. Rajshahi Metropolitan AL leaders and activists were present.
"At a public rally in Dhaka's Nayapaltan, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today (Thursday) said they will have to take control of the streets," the minister said.
"In reply, I would tell my party leaders and activists: August is a month of mourning, which we are observing through different programmes. When the mourning ends, we will occupy the streets in September."