BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said there would be no impact on BNP following Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury’s retirement from politics.“Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury did not resign; rather he has retired from politics. His retirement from politics would not cause any harm to BNP as there are more professional diplomats in BNP,” he said while talking to journalists at a local hotel in Sylhet.
His comments came a day after BNP vice chairman and former foreign secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury announced his retirement from politics and resigned from all posts of the party citing poor health.
On a sudden personal tour to Sylhet, Fakhrul along with his wife reached the Osmani International Airport by flight at about 12:30pm.
Fakhrul said since BNP is a major political party there is no possibility of facing any loss due to resignation of a person. Someone will join the party and someone will leave but it will not impact the party,” he added.
He acknowledged that he received Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury’s resignation letter and has already informed party chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is now in London for treatment.
Replying to a question, he rejected the humour of splitting the party and termed it as “unrealistic” and “imaginary.”
On killings of two foreigners, the BNP leader condemned the incidents and said formation of a national unity is needed to avoid reoccurrence of such incidents.
He alleged that allegations are being brought against the BNP before carrying out any investigation.
“Such allegations are not realistic. The allegations are being brought to undermine the BNP politically,” he added.
Local BNP leaders and activists were present on the occasion.
Fakhrul offered his juma prayer at Hazrat Shahjalal (R.) Mazar Mosque. Later, he visited the mazars of Hazrat Shahjalal (R.) and Hazrat Shah Poran (R.) and offered prayers.
He also exchanged views with leaders and activists of the city and the district BNP.