Hartal likely next week

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    The main opposition BNP is set to announce fresh anti-government agitation programmes including hartal today from a protest rally against a recent hike in fuel prices and increase in transport fares.

    The party will stage the demonstration in front of its central office at Nayapaltan. Senior leaders are expected to address the meeting.

    Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night sat with her senior party colleagues to chalk out the agitation programme. They were considering to call hartal for sometime in next week, party insiders said.

    Against the backdrop of placement of a bill in the House for the fifteenth amendment to the constitution, BNP decided to resist the move by any means. The bill recommended abolishment of the caretaker government (CG) system.

    Tougher agitation programmes will be announced today against the government's “conspiracy to drop the caretaker government system,” said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of BNP.

    Party policymakers believe conviction of Khaleda's younger son Arafat Rahman Koko in a money laundering case and the parliament's move to drop the CG system from the constitution are nothing but a challenge to BNP thrown by the government.

    According to them, the common people and most of the political parties are in favour of the CG system. BNP's stance for continuing with the system will be very popular and ultimately would force the government to meet its demand.

    “An anti-government movement will be forged step by step under the leadership of Khaleda Zia to ensure the system stays in the charter,” a member of the party's standing committee told The Daily Star last night, seeking anonymity.

    The chairperson herself will take decision regarding the agitation programmes, he added.

    The leader of the opposition in parliament already demanded the House keep the provision unchanged in the constitution. She also maintained talks can be held on who will lead the next caretaker government.

    She insisted her party would not participate in the next national election under any political government.

    The CG system is a form of government system in which the country is ruled by a selected government for an interim period during transition from one government to another, after the completion of tenure of the former.
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    Apparently everything is personality based!
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    Police should practice a bit more meditation.
    What sort of code is that to harass senior
    personnels like that, no mater what the order was.
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    Jolly good!

    A holiday well deserved after so much of squabbling!

    Nice theme song.

    Let the Games begin!
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    even a fart and a sneeze seem to be a valid reason for a hartal here.Hope they declare war on india for some silly reason
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    Bangladesh's lifeline will be seriously affected.

    The greater fear is that with the uncertain environment importers will switch to other more dependable nations and then this otherwise success story and a foreign exchange earner will die out leading to fall in national earning, lead to unemployment, will cause labour unrest and general decline in the pace of progress of Bangaldesh!
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    Is this strike in addition to the long strike that was underway?