The picture of Rajshahi metropolis is normal on the second day of the blockade called by BNP-Jamaet. Rickshaws and autorickshaws and other vehicles are running normally in the city. However, due to the blockade, bus services on Rajshahi-Naogaon, Rajshahi-Natore, Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj or various upazila routes from the city were limited. Bus owners said that public transport is limited due to passenger shortage.
On Wednesday (November 1), General Secretary of Rajshahi Road Transport Group Motiul Haque Tito said, ‘We are ready to run buses. Although there is a little concern, the administration is cooperating with us. So we did not stop the bus service. As many buses as passengers are leaving on time. Buses are running in limited form only due to passenger shortage.’
Meanwhile, there were no reports of picketing by BNP leaders anywhere in Rajshahi metropolis. On the contrary, the leaders of Awami League and allied organizations held peaceful marches and rallies against the siege. Party leaders and activists have taken positions at 11 points in the city. City Awami League vice president Shaheen Akhtar Reni participated in the sit-in program at Kashiadanga intersection of the city. A peace march was also held in the area under his leadership.
On Wednesday morning, an anti-blockade protest march and peace rally was held in Sahebbazar area of the city under the banner of Rajshahi Metropolis Awami League. City Awami League general secretary D.B. Sarkar, organizational secretary Mir Ishtiaq Ahmed Limon and other party leaders participated in this program. They announced to resist the blockade of BNP-Jamaat.