November 7, 2017, 3:34 pm
BNP on Tuesday further shifted its Suhrawardy Udyan rally to Sunday from Saturday.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office.
"We've earlier announced to stage the rally on November 11 (Saturday). Now we've decided to hold it on November 12 (Sunday) for various reasons," he said.
The BNP leader said they have started working for holding the rally peacefully and make it a success.
"We hope the government will extend all-out cooperation to us in holding the rally. Or else, it'll get exposed that they (govt) are snatching the rights of political parties and people," Fakhrul said.
Earlier on Monday, the party shifted its Wednesday's rally at Suhrawardy Udyan to Saturday due to the ongoing 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in the city.
On Friday, the party announced to hold the rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday marking what it said the civil-military 'uprising on November 7, 1975'.
Amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians on November 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.