18-party declares fresh 48-hour hartal from Monday


Staff Correspondent:   The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Sunday called a fresh 48-hour hartal beginning at 6am on Monday demanding the cancellation of the 10th parliamentary polls held today.   The shutdown that will end at 6am Wednesday is also meant for protesting the arrest of the opposition leaders and activists.   BNP chairperson’s adviser Osman Farroque announced the fresh action programme at a press conference at his Gulshan residence in the afternoon.   The opposition called the fresh spell of shutdown with its 48-hour hartal remaining in force which is scheduled to end at 6am on Monday.   The opposition alliance’s fresh hartal call came hours after the closure of voting for the 10th national election that saw low voter turnout and massive violence, leaving 17 people dead across the country.   The opposition boycotted the election as its demand for a non-partisan interim government to oversee the polls went unheeded.


Source: BD Chronicle