The BNP on Monday sought cooperation from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in holding its public rally in the capital’s Nayapaltan area on Wednesday.
Party Chairperson’s Advisory Council member Abul Khair Bhuiyan and Publicity Secretary Shahiduddin Chowdhury Anee met DMP Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq at his Bailey Road office in the afternoon and submitted an application to peacefully organise the rally.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Abul Khair Bhuiyan said, "We met the police commissioner and informed them in writing about our Wednesday’s rally. We’ve sought the cooperation of the law enforcement agencies in holding the rally."
Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Anee said their party will arrange the rally in front of the party's central office in Nayapaltan on Wednesday at 3 pm where Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will announce the next course of their movement.
Asked whether they got permission from the police, he said. “We informed them about our programme. We didn’t see anything negative in their attitude. We hope they’ll cooperate with us.”
BNP leaders have recently been talking about initiating their one-point movement to force the government to quit and hold the next election under a non-party caretaker administration.
In a programme on Monday, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said their party and its alliance partners are going to announce the final action programmes of their current anti-government movement on Wednesday. "We all the parties involved in the simultaneous movement have decided to announce a new journey for the restoration of democracy and holding a fair and impartial election from our respective places on July 12 (Wednesday).”