Transport owners have threatened to enforce a strike in all eight districts of Rajshahi division from December 1 for an indefinite period, surrounding the BNP's divisional rally on December 3.
Rajshahi Divisional Road Transport Owners' Association made the announcement at a press briefing in Natore Saturday.
Safkat Manjur Biplob, president of the association, said they called the strike to press home their 11-point demand, including the scrapping of the Road Transport Act 2018 and the ban on movement of illegal three-wheelers and battery-driven auto-rickshaws on highways by November 30.
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The BNP on September 27 announced a series of public rallies in 10 divisional and big cities. The party began the rallies by holding the first one in Chattogram on October 12.
Transport owners and workers called strikes ahead of all the rallies in various cities, except in Chattogram and Cumilla.
The BNP will end its divisional rallies through a mass gathering in Dhaka city on December 10.
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