Instead of giving any harsher program on the occasion of 31st Night and the English New Year celebra-tion, BNP on Saturday further extended the ongoing mass contact and leaflet distribution program for two more days until Monday.
Speaking at a virtual press briefing, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the fresh program which is meant to drum up public support in favour of the party’s call to boycott the Januray-7 election and not cooperating with the Awami League government.
“Our mass contact and leaflet distribution program is going on across the country.
Today (Sunday) is the last day of the year and the next day is the first day of the New Year….usually many people celebrate these two days in different ways,” the BNP leader said.
Though the people in Bangladesh are not in a situation to celebrate the days in a joyous mood, he said the BNP decided to extend the mass contact and leaflet distribution program for those by two days con-sidering the interests of people, he said.
Rizvi said their party’s like-minded opposition parties will also observe a similar programme.
“The situation in Bangladesh is different… there is no joy in people’s minds as they are living in panic in the country,” he said.