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BNP plans rally at Suhrawardy Udyan Nov 11



Bangladesh National Party has rescheduled its plan to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Nov 11 due to a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meeting. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the statement in a press conference held at the party's central office in Naya Paltan area of the city on Monday (Nov 6). 

The leader said, "We initially fixed Nov 7 to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan marking the 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day' but it has been postponed due to a CPA meeting." 

Earlier on Friday, the party announced to hold the rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday (Nov 8). 

The party Chairperson Khaleda Zia is expected to attend the gathering. 

Meanwhile, the party had chalked out a 10-day programme to observe the 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day,' marking what it said the civil-military uprising on Nov 7, 1975. 

Khaleda together with its leaders and activists will visit party founder Ziaur Rahman's grave near parliament on Tuesday and place wreath over there, marking the 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day.'

Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on Nov 7, 1975 jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka Cantonment, paving the path for Zia to come to power of the state.