The ruling Awami League on Saturday held "peace rallies" countrywide to check violence and chaos during the programmes of the BNP, which also held rallies in six metropolitan cities, including capital Dhaka, on a 10-point demand.
The peace rallies were organised as part of the vigilance by the ruling party so that nobody could create chaos or make the situation of the country unstable.
Ruling party leaders said their peace rally programmes are aimed at helping the law and order forces, and the administration of the government. As part of the party’s earlier announced programmes, the AL and its different affiliated organisations held peace rallies at different places in capital Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram, Sylhet, Khulna, and Rangpur and different other cities and districts.
Meanwhile, the BNP also held rallies at Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram, Sylhet, Khulna, and Rangpur cities. According to sources, in Dhaka, the BNP held a rally in front of the party's Nayapaltan headquarters around 2:00 pm while the AL held rallies at Kamrangirchar, Farmgate and Mirpur.
Besides, Chattogram city BNP held its divisional rally in the Kazir Dewri area. AL's "peace rally" was held at Anderkilla intersection.
In Sylhet, the city AL held a rally on the Registrar's Office premises and the AL held its rally at Sylhet Central Shaheed Minar.
In Khulna, the BNP held a rally in the city's KD Ghosh Road area around 2:00 pm while the AL's event was held at Shibabari intersection.
In Rangpur, the BNP held its event at the Grand Hotel intersection while the AL held its rally on the Public Library premises.
Mymensingh City AL held its rally on the Gymnasium premises around 11:00 am while the BNP's event was held at Mymensingh Polytechnic Institute ground around 2:00pm.
As part of the programmes of the ruling party, the leaders and activists of Jubo League, the youth front of the ruling Awami League, held a rally at Farmgate in Dhaka.
Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash, chairman of Jubo League, was present at the rally, which was held as part of the AL's "peace rally" programme.
Holding banners and placards, hundreds of leaders and activists were seen gathering at the venue in processions since the morning.