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AL leaders, activists start gathering at rally venue

Braving rain, activists of Awami League have started to gather in front of the south gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque to attend the party’s peace rally.

Hundreds of activists of different associated bodies of the ruling party were seen converging towards the rally venue on buses, pick-ups and other modes of transports.

They were seen entering the venue in processions chanting slogans and holding banners.

AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, will address the rally as chief guest.

The rally is expected to begin at 3:00pm. The party is holding the rally at a time when BNP is also holding its rally in front of its party office in the capital’s Nayapaltan.The AL has been holding counter programmes to BNP’s ones since the latter held its divisional rally in Dhaka on December 10 last year.

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