Dhaka, Nov 13: A total of 189 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country on the second day of the 48-hour countrywide blockade called by the BNP and other opposition parties.
Md Shariful Islam, Public Relations Officer of the BGB, confirmed the matter to media on Monday morning.
He said a total of 189 platoons of BGB have been deployed across the country to maintain the law and order situation. Among them, 25 platoons have been deployed in Dhaka and its adjoining areas. Apart from, adequate BGB members are on standby.
Earlier on Thursday, the BNP announced the 48-hour countrywide blockade to press home their one-point demand to hold the next election under a neutral government.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and other political parties and alliances followed BNP to announce that they would also hold the blockade programme simultaneously.