Bangladesh opposition calls 72-hour strike from Sunday morning

Dhaka, Feb 21: Bangladesh's main opposition alliance called another round of nationwide strike from Sunday morning to press home its demands including a fresh election under a non-party caretaker government system.

The strike announcement came on Friday just a day after it observed a 5-day countrywide strike from last Sunday amid violent clashes, vandalism, arson and crude bomb attacks, Xinhua reported.


Two-time ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)'s spokesperson Salahuddin Ahmed made the announcement through a press release on Friday.

Apart from this, he said the alliance would stage demonstrations across the country on Monday.

The BNP and its allies have declared the 72-hour road, rail and waterway strike from Sunday morning amid its ongoing blockade campaign that entered 46th day on Friday.

Salauddin Ahmed, a BNP joint secretary general, said the strike will start at 6.00 a.m. on Sunday and would continue till 6. 00 a.m. local time on Wednesday.


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