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Khaleda asks grassroots leaders to intensify movement
Observer Online Report
Published : Sunday, 18 January, 2015,  Time : 4:23 PM,  View Count : 50
Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia was directly communicating with grassroots level leaders and activists to intensify the ongoing movement in a bid to holding the national polls under a non-party caretaker government.

Khaleda Zia is communicating with the leaders over phones and inspiring them to carry out the movement, according to media reports.  

Party sources said BNP chairperson is looking after the latest development of BNP-led 20-party alliance. She has given various instructions to party leaders and activists.
A BNP leader of Bogra, on condition of anonymity, informed that Khaleda Zia has asked to engage people from all walks of life to boost up the movement. "She is also inspiring us. We want to restore democracy through a successful movement. We want to ensure people’s voting rights," the BNP leader quoted BNP chairperson as saying. 

A top leader of Rajshahi district alleged the government snatched the democracy of the people. BNP chairperson is waging movements to restore democracy. "We are with BNP chairperson and hope we will be successful".

When contacted, BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia said Khaleda Zia as the chief of BNP can communicate with grassroots level leaders and give instructions to wage movements.

It is reported that BNP chairperson is frustrated as a number of central leaders and some district level leaders are not taking to streets to strengthen movements. 

Due to such attitude of central leaders, some leaders of districts and upazila level are maintaining relations with the leaders and activists of the ruling party in stead of waging movement.

A BNP leader of Jenaidah, on condition of anonymity, the central leaders do not take to the streets to wage movement. "We have to face the fury of ruling party cadres when we try to intensify movements".
The BNP leader also viewed the central leaders are not on right track, the movement would not yield any positive result. 


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