BNP central leaders on Saturday took part in campaigning in the city in favour of their long march towards the Teesta Barrage. The long march begins from April 22. The party standing committee member MK Anwar, Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rivzi Ahmed and some other central leaders distributed leaflets at Nayapaltan and its adjacent areas to drum up public support. They alleged that the government was hatching conspiracy to obstruct the programme. The long march programme is for ensuring fair share of the Teesta water. A large number of the people will join the programme. The government should not obstruct the programme, said MK Anwar. The BNP leader said, they are ready to sacrifice for protecting the country’s interest, its independence and sovereignty.The party Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a separate programme in the city alleged that the government was trying to obstruct the progrmame in a planned way. If the government obstructs the programme, the people will wage a strong resistance against it, he said. The leaders and the workers of the BNP also took part in the campaign in several other parts of the country, particularly in the northern districts. The BNP brought out a procession and held a rally in Kurigarm district in support of the Teesta Long March. Led by the district unit BNP vice-president Abdul Aziz and general secretary Saifur Rahman Rana, the procession paraded different roads of the town. Meanwhile, BNP is scheduled to hold a discussion meeting on the Teesta water Issue and the Long March programme in a city hotel today (Sunday) at 3:00 PM. Mirza Fakhrul will chair the function while the BNP has invited a number of water experts and environmentalists to take part in the discussion.