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Opposition activists start for Dhaka for December 29 March
To participate in the schedule program on December 29 enforced by the main Opposition BNP led 18 party people started moving towards capital Dhaka from Wednesday evening. Protesting the farcical election on January 5 opposition BNP Chief Khaleda Zia calls for joining the ‘March for Democracy’ program scheduled for Sunday.
According to intelligence sources, a large number of leaders and activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance has already begun heading towards the capital from different districts well ahead of the rally fearing that they might be intercepted on the way by the members of the Awami League-led-14 party alliance or the law enforcers on the eve of the public showdown, reports UNB.
Many of them are expected to reach Dhaka in microbuses on Friday undercover of bridal parties as a large number of wedding ceremonies is set to take place in the capital on that day, the sources said.
They said the opposition activists will stay in their relatives or friends houses instead of hotels or guesthouses to avoid law enforcers’ any possible drive.
Besides, many of them will stay in madrasahs and mosques in the capital and on the outskirts of the city so that they may join the March for Democracy program scheduled to be held in front of BNP’s Noyapaltan central office, the sources added.
In a press meet on Tuesday evening, Khaleda Zia announced the program titled ‘March for Democracy’, a new type of public showdown, calling upon people from all walks of life to march towards Dhaka carrying the national flag to press home their long pending demands for having an election under non-party neutral administration.