Vol. 5 Num 926 Sat. January 06, 2007  
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LDP announces 10-day blockade from Jan 12

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday announced consecutive blockade across the country from January 12 to 22, demanding resignation of Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed and cancellation of the general election scheduled for January 22.

The party will hold grand rallies in Dhaka and two divisional cities on January 9, 10 and 11 to press for the demands.

LDP Secretary General Major (retd) Abdul Mannan announced the programmes after an emergency meeting of the party presidium at its Baridhara office.

He also said the LDP will discuss its decision to enforce consecutive blockade programme and propose it to the leaders of Awami League-led grand alliance.

"The blueprint of Iajuddin as prescribed by Khaleda-Nizami clique will not be allowed to be implemented through the January 22 election. People will resist the election," he said talking to the press after the meeting.

He said leaders and activists of LDP will not return home until Iajuddin resigns and the January 22 election is cancelled.

Mannan urged all leaders, activists and supporters of the LDP to make the January 7-8 blockade announced by the grand alliance a success.

LDP President Badruddoza Chowdhury chaired the meeting which was attended by party presidium members Alamgir Kabir, Major General (retd) Anwarul Kabir Talukdar, Mohammad Ali Zinnah, Barrister Ziaur Rahman Khan, Dr Nurul Amin Bepari, Prof Jahanara Begum, Ali Kadar, Abdul Karim Abbasee and Mahi B Chowdhury.