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BNP invites PM to join its Golden Jubilee inauguration prog

BNP on Saturday invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join its inaugural function of the month-long programmes to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the country’s independence.

BNP chairperson’s adviser Bijon Kanti Sarker and party publicity affairs secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie took the invitation card of the programme to Awami League President’s Dhanmondi office around 7pm.

Talking to UNB, Anee said Awami League central committee member Reazul Kabir Kawsar received the invitation card.

He said their party will also send invitation cards to other ruling party senior leaders.

Earlier in the day, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they will surely invite the Awami League president and other leaders to their party’s inaugural function. “”We’ll send invitation cards to them today (Saturday).”

He made the remarks while exchanging views with journalists at a city hotel arranged by the party’s media committee on the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of independence.

The inaugural session of BNP’s Golden Jubilee programmes will be held at Lakeshore Hotel in the city on March 1.

“We’re going to celebrate the Golden Jubilee. Independence is not the property of any particular person, quarter and party as it belongs to crores of people of this country. It’s also the reality that independence is our dream, vision and mission to build a democratic country,” Fakhrul said.

He said their party wants to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of independence with much enthusiasm and gaiety as the nation achieved it through a war, not with anyone’s mercy.

The BNP leader said there is no relation between the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee and ‘unelected’ government. “It matters little who says and does what, and we’ll surely celebrate the 50 years of our independence."

Through the different programmes of the golden jubilee, Fakhrul said they will send out a message that Bangladesh was liberated to build a democratic state, not to make it a property of any person, family and party.

On Wednesday last, BNP announced a 19-day programme, including a grand rally at Suhrawardy Udyan, for the month of March to celebrate the golden jubilee.

As part of the programmes, the party has a plan to hold a grand rally on March 30 at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital.

Source: United News of Bangladesh