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The BNP's long awaited rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city will be held today.
The Party Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia as the chief guest will address the rally.
The BNP took the decision to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on the occasion of the 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day'.
The party finally got the permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold the rally on Sunday.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday confirmed the news in a press briefing at the party's Naya Paltan office.
He said that the DMP give permission in a letter with 23 conditions.
Mirza Fakhrul asked his party men to join the gathering peacefully.
"Keep utmost patients and make the programme successfull," he said.  The party Secretary General also sought cooperation from the government and the DMP to hold the programme peacefully.
He also asked the ruling Awami League to refrain from giving provocative speech ahead of the rally.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last addressed a rally at the same venue nearly four years ago on January 20, 2014, after the 10th parliamentary polls, and a public rally at Nayapaltan on January 5, 2016.
The party leaders are expecting a huge gathering on the occasion. They have also planned to garner thousands of people from the city and adjacent districts to make the rally a historic grand rally.
"We hope that the rally will be the biggest ever grand rally as the people of all walks of the country want to hear Begum Khaleda Zia," said BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas to The New Nation.
The conditions set by the DMP, the rally will have to be concluded by 5pm and the BNP leaders and activist will be allowed to enter the meeting venue two hours before the beginning of the rally.
It also included refraining from making any provocative statement, carrying out any anti-state, anti-peace activities, showing any cartoon or making any statement hurting religious sentiments, creating any obstacle to traffic, using loudspeaker without approved places, using rods and sticks with banners and festoons, entering the venue with processions and gathering on footpaths.

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