Senior Reporter: BNP has deferred its March 12 rally in Suhrawardy Udyan to March 19 after being denied of holding the gathering.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced this at a press conference held at the party’s central office at Nayapaltan in the city on Monday.
Fakhrul also announced the rally for Chittagong, Barisal and Rajshahi divisional cities on March 15, 24 and 31 respectively.
"Though we had all the necessary preparations for today's rally, police denied us for staging the rally on security grounds. But we want to avoid any types of conflicts and confrontation and want to exercise opposition's democratic rights of holding rallies and meetings in a peaceful manner," he said.
On 2 March, BNP announced to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on March 12, demanding the release of its chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia from jail.
The DMP authorities, however, informed BNP on Sunday night that they could not permit the party to hold its rally on security grounds.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 12, 2018/Reza/Mukul