After BNP, AL ready to show its strength

The Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is planning to stage a big show of strength through the November 18 (Saturday) Suhrawardy Udyan gathering, apparently to counter its arch-rival BNPs mammoth rally at the same venue. Party insiders said they have already taken massive preparations for staging a big show as it wants to give a message to the nation ahead of the next city and national polls that the people are with the AL and its government.

They said although the public gathering is being organised under the name of Citizen Rally to celebrate UNESCOs recognition of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmans historic March 7 speech, it will be a rally of the ruling party to show its strength. Earlier, on Sunday, the BNP had held a public rally marking what it calls National Revolution and Solidarity Day at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital, where its chairperson Khaleda Zia iterated her partys demand for holding the next general election under a

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