Dhaka: Divisional mass meeting of BNP has started in Comilla. Today, Saturday at 11 am, the gathering began with the recitation of the Koran at the historic Town Hall ground. BNP media cell member Shayrul Kabir Khan confirmed the matter.
It is known that the local leaders have been addressing the rally since 11 o’clock. However, the central leaders will address from 2 pm onwards.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will be present as the chief guest at the rally, the main speaker will be BNP Standing Committee member Dr. Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain, Special Guest Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, Vice Chairman Barkat Ullah Bulu.
Comilla Metropolitan BNP Member Secretary Yusuf Molla Tipu, Comilla North BNP Member Secretary AFM Tarek Munshi and Comilla South BNP Member Secretary Md. Jasim Uddin. Comilla South District BNP convener Aminur Rashid Yasin will preside over it.
It is known that Comilla’s town hall ground was full a few hours before the scheduled time. BNP activists chanting slogans is the gathering place. Such a picture was seen on Saturday morning in the town hall grounds.
Meanwhile, BNP leaders and activists started coming to the town hall ground a few days before the rally. The rest started coming to the gathering place with a procession from Saturday morning. Not getting a place in the field, many have taken a position on the road. Apart from this, due to the increase in the number of people, no new procession is able to enter the town hall ground in the morning. The present leaders and activists are chanting slogans from their respective positions. The activists are taking position at Kandirpar Pubali Chatwar, Liberty Mor, Ramghatla.
Banners, festoons, placards, posters have been festooned in the town hall area on the occasion of the mass rally. Everyone has put up banners and festoons. Shops, buildings are covered with banners. On Saturday morning, a 2 km long procession was seen from Comilla Tomsom Bridge to the town hall ground, the rally venue. Leaders and activists from different upazilas of Comilla’s southern district participated in the procession.
Meanwhile, a large number of police have been deployed at Kandirpara in the city in view of the mass gathering in Comilla. Due to the small size of the town hall ground, the number of people on the road is more than the ground. The microphone has also been installed on roads far away from the gathering place.
BNP’s organizing secretary Mostak Mia said that BNP’s general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, party’s standing committee member Khandkar Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas and other central leaders have already arrived in Comilla.
The BNP has been holding mass rallies at the divisional level to protest against the abnormal increase in the price of daily commodities including fuel oil, the shooting death of five party leaders, the release of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and the election of the National Assembly under a non-partisan neutral government. Before this, the first mass meeting was held in Chittagong on October 12. Later rallies were held in Mymensingh, Khulna, Rangpur, Barisal, Faridpur and Sylhet. Mass gatherings will be held on December 3 in Rajshahi and Dhaka on December 10.