Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and activists on Tuesday decided to stage a sit-in programme in front of its Nayapaltan central office protesting at the jailing of their party chief Khaleda Zia in a graft case, reports UNB.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said that police verbally gave them permission to hold the programme on the premises of the Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh at Kakrail.
As police did not get them written permission, they now took decision to hold the programme in front of their party office, said the BNP leader.
BNP leaders and activists have already started gathering in front of the party office to stage the sit -in-programme.
The party leaders and followers will observe the programme from 11:00am to 12 noon.
On Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office after BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail in Zia Orphanage Trust case.
As part of the programmes, the party leaders and followers will also observe a hunger strike from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday across the country.
On 8 February, a special court convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the graft case.