As part of its countrywide scheduled program, BNP is holding a sit-in program across the country on Tuesday morning demanding the release of its chief Khaleda Zia, who was sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case on Thursday.
Hundreds of its leaders and activists gathered at their Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka and began the sit-in at 11:00am.
They chanted different slogans demanding the release of Khaleda Zia immediately.
Police cordoned off the protesters to fend off any trouble.
Besides, the party will brief diplomats this afternoon about the current political situation and Khaleda’s conviction.
On Monday, a huge number of BNP leaders and activists formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club around 11:30am.
Khaleda Zia landed in jail on February 8 after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in a graft case.
The special court also sentenced Khaleda’s eldest son and BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, and four others to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Tk 2.10 crore each.