Photo: Abdur Rahman Jahangir, UNB
Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB) – As part of its countrywide scheduled programme, BNP leaders and activists staged sit-in programme peacefully in front of its Nayapaltan central office here on Tuesday protesting the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.
Several hundred leaders and its follower took position in front of office 11am and observed the programme till 12 noon amid presence of senior leaders.
They chanted different slogans demanding the release of Khaleda Zia immediately.
Similar programmes were arranged in different cities, district town and upazilas across the country.
Earlier, BNP decided to hold the programme in front of party office as police did not give any written permission for holding programme on the premises of the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh at Kakrail.
On Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
As part of the programmes, the party leaders and followers will also observe a hunger strike from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday across the country.
They formed a human chain across the country along with the city on Monday protesting the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.
On Thursday last, a special court here convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
Earlier, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary protesting Khaleda’s conviction all over the country, including in the capital, amid obstruction by police.