Leaders of the 14-patry combined opposition in a preparatory meeting Saturday vowed to make their long march to Dhaka February 5 a success by turning it into a mass upsurge as part of their oust-government movement, report agencies.
"To oust this government we have to make the long march successful," the preparatory meeting of the activists of Dhaka zone of the combine was told.
They also urged the countrymen to take part in the long march on February 5 to overthrow the government.
The call was made from a meeting of 14-party central leaders with the leaders of the adjacent districts held at the AL central office Saturday.
The leaders urged field-level leaders to announce tougher and ceaseless programmes if they encounter any kind of obstruction or there is any attempt to foil the long march programme.
The meeting also announced the route map of the long march. Besides, the leaders also discussed the overall preparation of the long march.
The long march will kick off from bordering areas and it will march towards the capital.
Abdul Jalil said, "There is no alternative to attaining victory when we are in war against the collaborator-autocratic BNP-Jamaat government as in this war we are in favor of justice. We know we will win in the war because we are fighting for justice."
Dubbing the present government as lame duck, Tofail Ahmed said the Prime Minister and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) had shied away from meeting the European Union (EU) troika lest the delegation should ask them about the electoral process of the country.
Abdur Razzak blasted the government for what he said making the Election Commission and Caretaker Government part of the ruling party. "To make the next general election free and fair, they (government) have to accept our reform proposals for the Caretaker Government and the Election Commission," he said.
On February 2 leaders and activists of 16 northern districts will set off their journey from Tentulia and they will stay in Tongi on February 4 and the next day (February 5) they will resume their march towards the capital.
The long march in the southern districts will start on February 2 from Barguna. The long marchers will gather at Mawa on February 4 and resume the march on February 5.
The long march programme in Sylhet division will kick off on February 2, which will stay in Narsinghdi on February 4 before joining the grand assembly in Dhaka on February 5.
Leaders and activists of the 14-party coalition in Chittagong division will start the long march on February 3. They will stay at Comilla on February 4 before resuming their march on February 5 towards the capital.
Earlier, the 14-party held a series of meetings with the district and division-level leaders on January 25, 26 and 27 in different parts of the country.