BNP will observe January 25 as ‘Baksal Day’ commemorating what it says introduction of one-party rule in the country on this day in 1975.
BNP standing committee, the highest policymaking body of the party, took the decision at a virtual meeting on Monday.
“Our standing committee has decided to observe January 25, the day when one-party autocratic rule was imposed on the country annihilating democracy, the golden outcome of the Liberation War, as a Baksal Day in all cities and districts across the country,” said party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Tuesday, he also said their party’s national committee on celebrating the Golden Jubilee of independence will arrange a virtual discussion with the participation of Bangladeshis living in different countries all over the world.
On 25 January 1975, the then Awami League government had introduced one-party Baksal rule through the fourth amendment to the constitution in parliament.
BNP observes the day as 'Democracy Killing Day'.