Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Friday got permission to hold its Saturday’s rally in front of BNP office at Kazir Dewri instead of Laldighi Maidan in the port city.
Deputy Commissioner (Special Branch) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police Md Abdul Warish said they permitted the Oikyafront to hold the rally with some conditions.
As per the conditions, he said, the rally must be concluded by 5pm.The CMP official said they did not allow the Oikyafront to hold the rally at Laldighi Maidan on security ground.BNP city unit president Dr Shahadat Hossain said they sought permission to hold the programme at Laldighi Maidan, but the CMP authorities asked them to do it in front of city BNP office.
He said Dr Kamal Hossain will address the rally as the chief guest while BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as the main speaker.Besides, Shahdat said, top leaders of the Oikyafront and BNP will join the meeting.It will be the second rally of the newly formed alliance as it held its maiden rally in Sylhet on October 24.
On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand, including holding the next election under a non-party administration.