BNP’s Dec 10 rally in Dhaka

Ensure security of general people

Published : 01 Dec 2022 07:07 PM

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has got the permission to hold its rally on 10 December at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. Suhrawardy Udyan is a historical place where Pakistani occupation forces surrendered on December 16 in 1971. The udyan has a huge space where any political party can organise its major rallies and national conferences smoothly.  So, the Suhrawardy Udyan has been allocated with the aim of assisting BNP in holding their rally peacefully.

The conference of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League has been rescheduled and it will be held on December 6 instead of December 8 so that BNP can hold their rally without any hassle. BNP leaders’ various remarks about bringing 25-30 lakh people to the capital have manifested that they would try to put the entire Dhaka city to a standstill. That is why the government allowed them to go to the city’s biggest venue Suhrawardy Udyan. 

But the BNP is adamant to hold its rally at Naya Paltan in the city. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday categorically made the party’s firm stance clear about holding the 10 December rally in front of the party's Nayapaltan office as what he says “they are not comfortable at Suhrawardy Udyan.”

The government should take 

steps to provide security

 to general people

Why the BNP is so determined to hold its rally in front of the party office, where the space is around 35,000 square feet? The party’s such approach has raised question whether they have any ill-motive behind it.

As part of the move to continue the pace of its ongoing movement, the BNP on 27 September announced a series of public rallies in 10 divisional cities. The party has already arranged rallies in Chattogram, Mymensingh, Khulna, Rangpur, Barishal, Faridpur, and Sylhet and it will conclude the divisional rallies through a mass gathering in Dhaka city on 10 December.

It is clear to all that the BNP does not want to go to Suhrawardy Udyan to hold its rally as the 7 March speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was delivered at Suhrawardy Udyan and Pakistani occupation forces surrendered on December 16 in 1971 there. So, the party leaders again have proved that they are the agents of Pakistan and do not believe in the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh. They always hold Pakistan dear to their heart and it has been proved again.

All political parties in a democratic country have the right to do politics in a systemic and constructive way. BNP, one of the major political parties in the country is also enjoying its democratic rights to do politics in Bangladesh. The party should hold its rally on 10 December at Suhrawardy Udyan and refrain from creating anarchy. Besides, the government should take steps to provide security to general people.