A group of BNP leaders on Monday held a meeting with US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs William E. Todd at the residence of its Ambassador Marcia Bernicat.
The BNP delegation, led by its standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, attended the meeting that began around 7:45am and ended around 9.55am, said a BNP leader present at the meeting wishing anonymity. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
The BNP leader, however, declined to disclose what they discussed at the meeting.
The other BNP delegation members are party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, BNP chairperson advisers Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Reaz Rahman, Enam Ahmed Chowdhury and Sabihuddin Ahmed.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Moyeen Khan said, “It was a courtesy call. The US Ambassador invited us here and we took breakfast together.”
Asked whether they talked about Aslam Chowdhury’s arrest, the BNP leader parried the question hurriedly getting into his vehicle.
From the US envoy’s residence, the six BNP leaders went to BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
Earlier on Sunday, plainclothes police arrested BNP joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury from the capital city as he allegedly held a meeting with Israeli influential leader Mendi N Safadi in India recently to hatch a conspiracy to oust the government.
But, Aslam denied any conspiracy against the government although he admitted to meeting Safadi in a tea party in India.