Nomination business by local committees irks Bnp policy makers

Nomination business by local committees irks Bnp policy makers

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BNP policymakers have expressed their strong resentment over the alleged nomination and committee business centering the ongoing Union Parishad polls by a section of BNP leaders.
The leaders while speaking at a meeting of party standing committee the highest policymaking body also demanded formation of a probe body to find out and take exemplary punishment against those were involved in making business in exchange of nomination for the UP polls and inclusion of names in the central bodies.In response to them BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia who presided over the two-hour long meeting at her political office in Gulshan termed the allegation as a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the party.
She however assured the standing committee members that she would look into the matters and take necessary action.
The former premier said that she would soon complete the full-fledged national executive committee and new policymaking body as the standing committee put emphasis on the need to form the committees immediately.
Khaleda has summoned the meeting even though she has not been able to reconstitute the top policymaking body 50 days of its national council session.
The former premier, who had been empowered by the councillors to form central committees has so far appointed 40 leaders of the national executive committee in three phases.
Insiders said some members opined that the BNP should boycott the next phases of the UP polls as that they said the vote rigging and irregularities are continued.
The meeting however decided to stay in the race of UP polls for the last two phases also and observe the situation.
The BNP chairperson asked the party leaders to observe the death anniversary of BNP founder president Ziaur Rahman with massive programmes.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Lt Gen (Retd) Mahbubur Rahman Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar and Goyeshwar Chandra Roy among others were present at the meeting. – Staff Reporter

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