Announcing a grand rally in the capital on 28 October, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said it was time for the government to make a safe, dignified exit.

"We will not go home without ousting this government. There will be many obstacles. But our programme will be peaceful, and through that, we will oust the government. Make a safe exit with respect, else there will be dire consequences," he warned while addressing the protest rally held in front of the party's central office in Nayapaltan on Wednesday (18 October).

The rally demanded government’s resignation, restoration of caretaker government and permanent release of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.