Khaleda to lead simultaneous movement, says Fakhrul

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said their planned simultaneous movement with different political parties to oust the Awami League government would be carried out under the leadership of Khaleda Zia.

He said, ‘We have taken united steps (to wage a simultaneous movement)…Weve already announced the (top) leader of our movement. Begum Khaleda Zia is our leader. In her absence, our acting chairman Tarique Rahman is our leader.’

Fakhrul made the remarks while talking to reporters after a dialogue with Jatiya Party (Kazi Zafar), a partner of the 20-party alliance, at the BNP chairpersons Gulshan office.

 He said that they would start the simultaneous movement after completing the second round of dialogue with all the opposition political parties.

As the party began its second phase of talks with the first meeting with Kalyan Party on Sunday, BNP secretary general sat in dialogue with Jatiya Party (Kazi Zafar) on the second day on Monday with a goal to finalise the demands and issues that will be highlighted in the movement.

A nine-member delegation of the Jatiya Party, led by its chairman Mostafa Jamal Haider, joined the talks with Mirza Fakhrul and Nazrul Islam Khan, a standing committee member of BNP and 20-party coordinator

Earlier, BNP had discussions with 23 parties during its first phase of talks that began on May 24 to work out the outline for launching a united movement to restore democracy and peoples voting rights.

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