BNP today called a 48-hour countrywide hartal from Saturday morning to Monday morning as part of their protest to boycott the 12th parliamentary election to be held on Sunday.
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement at a virtual press briefing this afternoon. He stated the hartal will begin at 6am on Saturday and end at 6am on Monday.
Earlier at another virtual press briefing, Rizvi said their party will bring out processions and conduct mass contacts across the country on Friday in protest against the election.
He said their programme is meant to drum up public support in favour of the party’s call to boycott the Januray-7 election. Rizvi said other like-minded opposition parties will also observe a similar programme on Friday, just two days before the election day.
Rizvi called upon the opposition leaders and workers to make the programme a success with their spontaneous support.