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BNP activists tenting in Sylhet’s Chowhatta space forward of Saturday’s divisional rally

Small pandals have been constructed with curtains close to the rally venue in Aliya Madrasa floor with banners above that learn “camp”

TBS Report

November 18, 2022, 10:50 a.m.

Final modified: November 18, 2022, 11:24 am

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Bangladesh Nationalist Occasion (BNP) activists reside in camps in-built Sylhet’s Chowhatta space forward of the political social gathering’s divisional rally on Saturday (19 November).

Small pandals have been constructed with curtains close to the rally venue in Aliya Madrasa floor with banners above that learn “camp”.

BNP leaders mentioned that activists from completely different areas have began coming to Sylhet earlier attributable to varied obstacles together with transport strikes. These camps have been constructed for them. Separate camps are set-up for various chapters of BNP.


The leaders and activists who got here earlier reside in these camps. There are additionally preparations for meals in these camps.

On Thursday (17 November) night time, BNP leaders and activists may very well be seen roaming across the floor whereas the meals was being cooked for them on the grounds.

“A lot of our leaders and activists have already reached Sylhet. Right here they’re resting and consuming,” mentioned Habiganj district BNP joint convener and former municipal mayor GK Gaus.

On the entrance of the sector, two distributors are sitting with badges and coat pins bearing the BNP brand and symbols.

Considered one of them, Mamun Khan got here from Shariatpur. “I’ve offered coat pins and badges in Faridpur, Khulna, and Barishal rallies. Not just for enterprise however for the love of the social gathering, I’m touring across the nation,” he mentioned.

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He mentioned that gross sales are additionally good.

A couple of small stalls have been constructed inside Aliya Madrasa grounds.

Water bottles are stacked in a stall. Anybody who involves the sector can take water from there at no cost.

Moulvibazar district BNP vice-president Regina Nasir has made the association to distribute free water to activists. She is the daughter-in-law of former finance minister late M Saifur Rahman. Her husband Naser Rahman is the president of Moulvibazar District BNP.

From Thursday afternoon, the group of leaders and activists began gathering on the rallying place, the group saved rising over time.

BNP native committee members and central leaders together with Moin Khan visited the bottom. Sylhet district and metropolitan BNP leaders have been additionally current.

“A 70 ft lengthy and 30 ft vast stage is being constructed for the rally in Sylhet. Stage building is nearly full,” mentioned Abdul Qayyum Chowdhury, the president of Sylhet district BNP.

“The federal government is attempting to suppress the gathering in varied methods. A transport strike has additionally been referred to as. So many activists have began coming earlier. Camps are constructed within the fields for them to relaxation and eat. Every camp can accommodate 450 to 500 folks . Nevertheless, these camps will probably be demolished to make method for the individuals who got here to the rally on Saturday,” he added.

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BNP is holding mass gatherings in all of the divisional cities of the nation as a part of the central program to protest in opposition to the rise within the worth of each day requirements together with rice, pulses, gas oil, fuel, electrical energy, fertilizers and to demand the unconditional launch of BNP chairman Begum Khaleda Zia and the withdrawal of the case in opposition to the social gathering’s appearing chairman Tarique Rahman.

In continuation of this, the social gathering will maintain a rally in Sylhet on Saturday. BNP Secretary Normal Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will communicate because the chief visitor.

Many BNP activists coming to Sylhet by trawler and boat

Many BNP activists are coming to Sylhet by trawler and boat from Sunamganj to affix the rally.

Sunamganj District Transport Homeowners and Employees Affiliation referred to as for a 36-hour strike on Thursday.

The strike will proceed from 6 am on Friday to six pm on Saturday. In view of this, BNP leaders and activists are coming to Sylhet not solely by street but in addition utilizing the waterways.

Sunamganj BNP leaders mentioned that fifty,000 activists from the district will be a part of the rally.

Sunamganj District BNP President Kalim Uddin mentioned that the strike has been referred to as to forestall the rally.

“The federal government can not cease us from going to the rally with a strike. 50 thousand activists will go to Sylhet from Sunamganj to make the rally profitable. In the meantime, the leaders and activists of various upazilas of the district have left for Sylhet by trawlers and boats ,” he added.

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Going to Baithakhali and Saheb Bari Ghat of town, it may very well be seen that the activists are going to Sylhet in engine-driven and steel-bodied boats with grains of rice of their arms.

District BNP chief Rakab Uddin mentioned that these activists will attain Sylhet right now.

“BNP leaders and employees of Durgam Tahirpur, Dharmapasha, Madhyanagar upazila have began their journey by boat to make the Sylhet rally successful. Right this moment they are going to attain Sylhet,” he mentioned.

Sunamganj District BNP Senior Vice President Dewan Zainul Zakerin mentioned, “We’re adopting varied methods to make Sylhet rally profitable. Strikes and police intimidation can not cease us from going to rallies. Both method, we are going to attain Sylhet.”

“Right this moment we are going to begin a peaceable journey to Sylhet with seven to eight thousand bikes. If the police block the street, we are going to resist it and be a part of the rally,” mentioned Advocate Nurul Islam Nurul, basic secretary of Sunamganj District BNP.

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