The Bangladesh Nationalist Party BNP’s 36-hour blockade call from Tuesday at 6:00 am and concluding at 6:00 pm on Wednesday. At the core of their demands is the establishment of a neutral election-time government and a strong stand against the ongoing issues of mass arrests and harassment. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, the senior joint secretary general of the party, announced these critical points during a virtual press briefing on Sunday.
Coalition for Change: Joint Endeavors and Blockade Initiatives Since October 28
Working in collaboration with like-minded organizations, the party has been actively participating in a series of hartals and blockade programs since October 28. These actions were triggered by the disruption of their grand rally in Dhaka, leading to the arrest of numerous senior leaders in various cases. BNP’s 36-hour blockade call from Tuesday.
Defiance in Adversity: Rizvi’s Resolute Commitment Amidst Government Interference and Electoral Concerns
Despite encountering challenges, Rizvi has expressed an unwavering commitment to persist with their programs until their demands are addressed. He accused the government of being resolute in steering the upcoming election according to its own agenda, resulting in arbitrary arrests and assaults designed to intimidate voters. Rizvi emphasized, “These actions are meant to instill fear in the voters. This government lacks respect for the democratic process and, as such, does not deserve the support of the people.”
The BNP’s primary objective is to conclude the 36-hour blockade in a dignified manner, actively seeking resolution to their grievances.
Amidst formidable challenges, Rizvi stands firm in his commitment to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) cause. He asserts that the government’s determination to sway the upcoming elections in its favor has led to a series of arbitrary arrests and attacks, targeting voters with intimidation tactics. Rizvi underscores these concerns, boldly stating, “These measures are intended to instill fear among voters. This government lacks respect for the democratic process and, consequently, does not merit the support of the people.”
Since October 28, the BNP has actively engaged in multiple hartals and blockade initiatives, collaborating with like-minded organizations. These actions were catalyzed by the disruption of their significant rally in Dhaka, resulting in the arrest of numerous high-ranking leaders in various cases.
While pursuing a transformative coalition through joint efforts and blockade initiatives, the BNP’s primary focus is on establishing a neutral government in elections. Furthermore, they aim to address and counter the persistent issue of mass arrests and harassment. Remaining steadfast in their commitment, the BNP actively seeks to redress their grievances and work towards a dignified resolution to the 36-hour blockade.