BNP’s long march reaches Dalia point


BNP’s long march, aiming to press India for allowing Bangladesh to enjoy the due share of Teesta water, has reached the Dalia point of Teesta Barrage. Earlier, the long-march convoy resumed its second and final day journey towards the Barrage from Rangpur after an overnight stay there. It reached the Dalia point around 11:45am. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir led several thousands BNP leaders and activists in the long march. Meanwhile, the party is holding a rally at Hatibandha Helipad adjacent to the barrage. The long march will conclude after the rally. Before resuming its march towards Nilphamari from Rangpur city, the party also held a wayside rally in front of Rangpur Public Library. Earlier, starting from Uttara in the city, the long-march, led by BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, entered Rangpur city around 7:20pm on Tuesday and stayed overnight here. On their way to the Teesta Barrage, BNP leaders held their first wayside rally in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir, the second rally on the Tangail Bypass Road, the third one at Sirajganj’s Kaddar intersection, the fourth one at Bogra’s Matidhali crossing, the fifth one at Gaibandha’s Gobindaganj and the sixth and final one in Gaibandha’s Polashbari. BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, vice-chairmen Abdullah Al Noman, Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf, Hafizuddin Ahmed, Selima Rahman, party chairperson’s advisers Dr Osman Farroque, Abdul Mannan, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Ahmed Azam Khan, international affairs secretary Asaduzaman Ripon, education affairs secretary Khairul Kabir Khokon, students affairs secretary Shaheed Uddin Chowdhury Anne and Jubo Dal president Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, among others, joined the long march.