The countrywide three-day road march of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance begins today, protesting the mindless violence unleashed by the BNP-Jamaat-led opposition combine.
The road march will be staged at all unions, upazilas, municipalities, districts, cities and divisional headquarters across the country.
The showdown will end on March 11.
The ruling alliance has already organised various political programmes, including public rallies, to counter the ongoing indefinite transport blockade and intermittent shutdown enforced by the BNP-led combine since January 6.
The 20-party alliance enforced the transport blockade on January 6, a day after it was prevented from holding a mass rally at Suhrawardy Udyan to mark the day – the first anniversary of the 10th national election – as “Democracy Killing Day.”
The 14-party central leaders split in four groups will join today’s road march across the country to justify its position and motivate people to stand up against violence.
Led by Health Minister and Awami League Presidium member Mohammad Nasim, a team will join the road march in Sirajganj today, Bogra on March 10 and Gaibandha the next day.
Headed by Agriculture Minister and Awami League Presidium member Matia Chowdhury, a second team will participate in the Gazipur road march today, Manikganj on March 10 and Munshiganj on March 11.
Bridges and Road Transport Minister and Awami League Presidium member Obaidul Quader will lead another team in Chittagong today. The team will visit Noakhali on March 10 and Feni on March 11.
Team 4 led by Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif will participate in the road march in Kushtia today, and Jhenaidah and Jessore on the next two days.
Many alliance leaders have already reached their assigned areas, but several ministers and ruling alliance lawmakers are still in Dhaka due to the ongoing parliament session. They will go to their designated areas a day before the road march begins there.