‘Joy Bangla’ slogans fill Suhrawardy Udyan ahead of Awami League rally

Though the rally isn’t scheduled to begin until 2:30 pm, supporters of the party have already begun marching towards the venue from various parts of the city.

Traffic has been restricted by police at all roads leading from Shahbag’s Ruposhi Bangla intersection, the Katabon Market intersection, the Nilkhet intersection, Chankharpul, the GPO and Matsya Bhaban intersections toward Suhrawardy Udyan.

The Awami League formed its third consecutive government after winning 258 seats in the Dec 30 general election. Sheikh Hasina became prime minister for a fourth term.

The Awami League is celebrating its victory 19 days after the polls. Sheikh Hasina is to attend the event.

Long lines of Awami league supporters and activists, wearing green and red T-shirts, stretch from the road opposite Bangla Academy to the Suhrawardy Udyan venue.

Supporters have poured in from areas near the capital for the event.

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