Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine laid siege to the upazila offices across the country Tuesday demanding reduction in the prices of agricultural inputs and protesting price hike of essentials, reports BDNEWS.
AL general secretary Abdul Jalil MP told the news agency, "People lent all-out support to the programme throughout the country and the involvement of the people with the programme at the grass-root level proved that people had already taken position against the BNP-Jamaat alliance."
Meanwhile, twenty leaders and activists including AL central organising secretary Akhtaruzzaman came under attack when the BNP cadres swooped on the AL procession in Kaliganj.
Abdul Jalil condemned the attack on the AL procession in Kaliganj and urged the government to step down.
Meanwhile, in Khulna, the 14-party alliance held a rally at 11 am with Sheikh Yunus Ali Inu leading. Monnujan Sufian of AL, Mollah Jalaluddin, Hafizur Rahman of the Workers Party, Haider Gazi Salauddin Runu of the Gono Forum, Rafiqul Haque Khokan of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) and Fazlur Rahman of National Awami Party (NAP) also spoke at the rally.
Later, the 14-party combine submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner protesting the price hike of essentials and demanding reduction in the prices of agricultural inputs.
In Sirajganj, the 14-party alliance observed the programme in the face of police obstruction. The 14-party held a rally on the premises of the Bazar station where AL leader KM Hossain Ali Hasan, Abdur Rahman, Daniul Haque Dani, JSD leader Zahirul Haque Raza and NAP leader Hedayet Ullah spoke.
The similar programmes were held in other upazila headquarters including Royganj, Tarash, Ullapara, Shahjadpur, Chowhali, Belkuchi, Kamarkhand and Kazipur.
In Nilphamari, AL-led 14-party alliance held a rally in front of the deputy commissioner's office at 12 noon followed by a procession.
Leaders of the 14-party alliance including AL president Jonab Ali, Pourashava chairman Dewan Kamal Ahmed, Momtazul Haque, Nur Mohammad Khan of the Workers Party, NAP leader Sydur Rahman spoke at the rally.
In Naogaon, as a part of the central programme, the AL-led 14-party combine laid siege to the Naogaon upazila office and later submitted a memorandum to the Upzila Nirbahi Officer (UNO).
AL leader Fazle Rabbi Baku, Abdul Malek, Nirmal Krishna Saha and Bin Ali Pintu of the Gono Forum addressed the rally.