Immediate past Prime Minister and leader of BNP Khaleda Zia called her supporters to retaliate if they were attacked by their rival parties.
She was addressing a huge rally in front of the BNP central office at Naya Paltan to declare a three-day program against "anarchy and vandalism" of the 14-party aliance. . Dhaka mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka presided over the rally, attended by a host of 4-party alliance leaders and thousands of workers.
She asked Awami League and others to ensure peace and blamed her opponents as foreign traitors. She said that seeing what had happened in last couple of days in Bangladesh, people are unlikely to vote for Awami League.