BNP yesterday postponed its scheduled public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on February 8, due to the ongoing Ekushey book fair.
Instead of the public rally, the party will now hold a protest rally at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on the same day, marking the first anniversary of jailing of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.
“Earlier, we announced a rally at Suhrwardy Udyan for February 8, but we have postponed it due to the book fair. We have decided to stage a protest rally on the same day at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh,” Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, senior joint secretary general of the party, said at a press briefing at party's Nayaplatan central office.
Different units of BNP will hold programmes across the country the next day.
On February 8, 2018, Khaleda was sent to Old Dhaka Central Jail after her conviction in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.