The divisional protest rally of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) began in Khulna around 12:14pm instead of 2pm today(October 22) with the recitation from the Holy Quran.
Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies joined the party's divisional rally in Khulna city today, defying various obstacles and transport strike.
Police and other security officials have been deployed around the rally venue and at different points of the city to prevent any untoward incident.
The party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has already joined the rally as chief guest.
The organisers said the rally was meant to denounce the price hike of daily essentials and fuels, the death of five party men in previous police action and to ensure the freedom of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
This is the third by the BNP at the divisional level as the first one was held in Chattogram and the second one in Mymensingh.