Rangpur, Bangladesh (BBN)- Rangpur Unnayon Samonnoy Parishad has demanded that the government declare Rangpur a city corporation by May 31 this year.
They also threatened to launch a tougher agitation program if the gazette notification, announcing Rangpur city corporation (RCC) is not published within the date.
The demand came from a human chain formed in front of Rangpur Press Club Saturday morning. 
Local leaders of Awami League and Jatiya Party, businessmen, lawyers, journalists, social and cultural activists joined the programthat continued for an hour from 10:00am.
A rally was also held at the venue with Chowdhury Khalekuzzaman, a member of the advisory committee of Bangladesh Awami League, in the chair. The speakers urged the prime minister to declare Rangpur a city corporation (RCC).
The speakers also threatened to go for a tougher agitation like strike if the demand was not met by May 31.
BBN/SSR/AD-13May12-12:15 am (BST)