18-party mulls fresh blockade from Tuesday

The BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance last night decided to enforce another bout of blockade or hartal from Tuesday to press home its demand for a non-party polls-time government.
The duration of the programme could initially be 72 hours which might later be extended depending on the situation, a BNP leader close to opposition leader Khaleda Zia told The Daily Star.
BNP chief Khaleda decided to enforce the fresh programme at a meeting with her party’s senior leaders, including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, and standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Moyeen Khan, in her Gulshan office.
She later held another meeting with Fakhrul and Mosharraf to discuss the latest political development, including the possible fate of the ongoing talks and her party’s next course of action.
On the dialogue, she said the government was spending time in the name of talks but was not doing anything to include the opposition in the elections, she was quoted as saying by a party leader.
Just on Friday morning, the opposition combine finished a six-day blockade across the country.