Activists of BNP and its associate bodies again chased a group of ‘Asol BNP’ supporters near the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital on Tuesday, foiling a move to enter it.
This was the third attempt of Asol BNP, a group which claims to be the true BNP, in the last five months to capture the BNP office, UNB reports.
Witnesses said a group of 10-12 supporters of ‘Asol BNP’ marched towards the BNP office from Bijoynagar Nightingale crossing around 1:15pm with a banner inscribed with ‘Showdown of Revolution’.They also chanted slogans in favour of their leader Kamrul Hasan Nasim, self-declared convener of the Asol BNP.
As they reached near Ananda Community Centre, some BNP and JCD activists chased them with sticks. In the face of strong challenge, Asol BNP men fled the scene.The BNP activists later staged demonstrations there, chanting anti-government slogans.
Contacted, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that
Asol BNP is nothing but a vested quarter with some street urchins. “At the behest of the government, they’re making evil attempts to capture BNP’s central office.”
Earlier on January 2 and 17, the same group made abortive attempts to occupy the BNP office.