Bangladesh's Khaleda to brief press today on political situation

Bangladesh's Khaleda to brief press today on political situation

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will brief the media today on the current political situation in the country.

The press conference will be held at 4:00pm at her Gulshan office in the capital, said a BNP statement yesterday. She has been staying in the office since January 3.

"Khaleda Zia at the press conference will highlight the current situation in the country and the stance of the BNP-led 20-party alliance," read the release.

Party insiders said the BNP chief will justify the prolonged blockade on top of intermittent hartals by the combine. The blockade enters its 67th day today.

She is likely to elaborate on the "government's failures, misdeeds, repressive acts and widespread violation of human rights". She will also talk about the violence during the blockade and hartals.

The former prime minister is unlikely to withdraw the ongoing blockade. She might announce a public rally in the capital or any fresh agitation programme.

It will be her second press conference since January 6 when the alliance enforced the nonstop countrywide blockade demanding a midterm election under a non-partisan administration.

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