The BNP has deferred its today’s hartal to Tuesday as the country will observe a one-day state mourning today following the demise of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the decision at an emergency virtual press briefing on Sunday.
Now the daylong hartal will begin at 6am on Tuesday and end at 6pm the same day to protest the sched-ule for the next national election announced by the Election Commission (EC).
It will be the fourth call of hartal by the opposition party since October 29, to go with eleven blockades that have together disrupted normal life and business every week.
Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s ruling emir, died on Saturday after a three-year, low-key reign focused on trying to resolve the tiny, oil-rich nation’s internal political disputes. He was 86.
Meanwhile, the BNP condoled the death of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
BNP Standing Committee member Nazrul Islam Khan expressed profound shock, on behalf of party chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and Acting Chairman Tariq Rahman, by signing a condolence book at the Kuwait Embassy in the capital’s Gulshan area on Sunday morning.
Enamul Haque Chowdhury, a member of the advisory council of the party chairperson, accompanied Nazrul.