Rajshahi Metropolitan Awami League has submitted an appeal to file a sedition case against four BNP leaders for making indecent comments on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The leaders are BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's adviser Mizanur Rahman Minu, the party's BNP's Rajshahi divisional organising secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu, Rajshahi Metropolitan BNP President Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul and General Secretary Shafiqul Haque Milon.
Rajshahi city Awami League's Legal Secretary Musabbir Islam submitted the written complaint to the District Magistrate Abdul Jalil alleging that the BNP leaders threatened to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and declared to topple the government during the Rajshahi divisional rally on 2 March.
The application will be sent to the home ministry, said the district magistrate, adding that it will be counted as a lawsuit if the application is approved by the ministry.
Earlier the Rajshahi metropolitan Awami League gave Mizanur Rahman an 72-hour ultimatum for offering an apology over provocative speech. Later he apologised issuing a statement.