As part of the simultaneous anti-government movement led by the BNP, the Democracy Manch is holding a rally in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Wednesday. Manch’s top leader Nurul Haque’s People’s Rights Council joined this rally. However, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) president AS Abdur Rab, another top leader of the stage, did not attend the rally.
Today, the fourth program of the anti-government movement is being celebrated. The opposition is holding a rally today as part of the simultaneous movement against the rise in commodity prices and 10-point demands.
The BNP, among other demands, has linked today’s rally to the day of the formation of Bakshal in 1975 as the ‘murder of democracy’ day.
A few leaders and workers of the organization led by the member secretary of the People’s Rights Council, Nurul Haque, joined the rally in front of the National Press Club.
Mahmudur Rahman Manna, another top leader of Demokratya Manch, convenor of Nagrik Oikya, attended the rally.
It is reported that ASM Abdur Raab is not participating in today’s rally due to illness.
From December 30 to January 16, all the anti-government parties and alliances including BNP held three programs. None of the three programs were attended by one of the top leaders of the Democracy Manch, ASM Abdur Rab, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Reza Kibria or Nurul Haque of the People’s Rights Parishad. Among them, the People’s Rights Council decided not to participate in the January 16 protest.
On August 8 last year, the Democracy Forum was formed with seven parties and organizations. Less than five months later, there is a fear of a breakdown in democracy due to discontent from leadership disputes. The dispute is mainly between the leaders of the Jana-Adhikar Parishad and other parties on the stage.
It is being said by the People’s Rights Council that they have more manpower in various programs. However, they are not evaluated as such.
The disharmony of the People’s Rights Council with the leaders of the Democracy Forum was visible around the January 11 ‘Gana-Avasthan’ programme. Member Secretary of Mass Rights Nurul Haque wanted to participate in this program. He was abroad for some time. He wanted to participate in the program as soon as he reached Dhaka. But it was hastily ended before he arrived at the venue.