Main opposition Awami League ,President and former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave the government a month to fulfil her party's 15-point demands or step aside. "Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and her government will have to resign if it fails to fulfil the demands by February 10," Hasina announced amid deafening cheers and occasional slogans from a gathering of tens of thousands of people at the city's Paltan Maidan and its adjacent areas.
The demands include an end to violence unleashed by the ruling alliance loyalists and also to corruption, nepotism and politicisation.
Spelling out the list of demands, the AL chief also called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal on February 12 if the BNP-led coalition government fails to meet those demands.
Hasina also announced a month-long agitation program in favor of the 15-point demands. The party will exchange opinions with different professional groups from January 11 to 16.
She was speaking at the public meeting to mark the return of the nation's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Pakistani prison in 1972.