BNP’s nationwide 48-hour total blockade of roads, seas and railways begins today. The 48-hour blockade will begin at 6 am on Wednesday (November 8) and will end at 6 am on Friday. After the second round of 48-hour blockade, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed announced a new two-day nationwide blockade program in a virtual press conference last Monday afternoon. At the same time, he called on the party leaders and people as well as the countrymen to make the nationwide 48-hour blockade a success.
The blockade program will be held to protest the attack and vandalism of the October 28 general meeting, the arrest of thousands of leaders and workers of the party including BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and a one-point demand for the resignation of the government. Along with BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami, Democracy Manch, 12-party alliance, LDP and other parties and alliances will also observe a nationwide 48-hour blockade.
After successful 48-hour nationwide blockade program, the leaders and activists of BNP and its affiliates have made extensive preparations. Earlier, on the incident of violence and attack on BNP’s mass meeting in Dhaka on October 28, these parties including BNP observed strike across the country the next day. Then from 31st October to 2nd November and 5th and 6th November, like-minded parties including BNP-Jamaat held nationwide blockade program.
Calling on the party leaders and workers as well as the countrymen for the success of the all-out strike, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, ‘The ongoing movement will continue until the final victory is achieved. Our movement continues to oust this fascist Awami League government and establish a people’s government. I hope the people will succeed in the 48-hour blockade program despite all the odds.
BNP’s Nayapaltan office locked for 10 days: BNP’s Nayapaltan central office has been locked for 10 days since October 28. Police members are still in front of the office. Such a picture was seen yesterday Tuesday around 2:30 pm. Police members have been standing in front of the BNP central office since the day after the party’s leaders and activists clashed with the police on the day of the BNP’s general meeting on October 28. The main gate of the office has been locked since that day. As such, the main gate of the BNP office has been locked for 10 days. In addition to the position of law enforcement officers, 10 barricades (road blocks) made of iron were brought in front of the central office of BNP last Saturday. They are still at the same level as the office.
According to the police, the barricades were brought because of the Awami League rally in Arambagh. They will be removed. On the ground, it can be seen that some of the policemen stationed in front of the office are standing, while others are sitting and resting. Enthusiastic people are leaving after standing around the office for some time. No BNP activists were seen around the office. However, the activists are said to be avoiding the Nayapaltan area to avoid police arrest.
Incidentally, from last July 12, BNP and like-minded parties started a one-party movement demanding the fall of the government. As a continuation of the one-party movement, programs like mass marches, marches, sit-ins, and rallies have been taking place. On October 28, BNP called a mass meeting at Nayapaltan in Dhaka. BNP leaders and activists clashed with the police in front of that rally. As a result, the Mahasambesh became a panda. Since then, BNP has been carrying out strikes and blockades to unilaterally demand the fall of the government, including attacks on mass gatherings.