Pro-BNP professionals ask party to mobilize public support

2021-10-09, 10:46pm Politics

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Leaders of pro-BNP professional bodies on Saturday urged the party policymakers to mobilize public support.

Dhaka, Oct 9 : Leaders of pro-BNP professional bodies on Saturday urged the party policymakers to mobilize public support in favour of the party’s demand for holding the next general election under a non-party government.

On the second consecutive day of the views-exchange meeting with BNP top leaders, they also said it will not be possible to lead any movement to success without the spontaneous support and involvement of common people.

A journalist who was present at the meeting said the professional body leaders urged the BNP high-command to create a solid ground for a strong movement with different pro-people programmes.

He said they also advised BNP to remain careful so that no one can divert the movement to a different direction by resorting to violence.

As part of their move to take opinions about their next course of action ahead of the 12th parliamentary election, BNP policymakers sat with the leaders of 12 professional bodies, including Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad, Jatiya Press Club, BFUJ, DRU, Zia Parishad, teachers forums of Dhaka University, Chattogram University, Buet, Rajshahi University, Mymensigh Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Ruet, Khulna University, Nationalist Teachers’ Forum, G-9, Haji Danesh University of Science and Technology, Sylhet Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Gazipur National University and Open University, at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku were present at the meeting while party acting chairman Tarique Rahman joined it virtually from London.

After a series of closed-door meetings with the party’s central and grassroots leaders, BNP policymakers also took the opinions of the leaders of 20 professional bodies on Friday.

BNP began the series of meetings on September 14 last to know the views of party rank and file and pro-BNP professionals about the party’s next course of action ahead of the next general election.

The party had six closed-door meetings in two phases with BNP vice-chairmen, advisory council members with joint secretaries general, organising secretaries, assistant organising secretaries, secretaries, executive committee members, leaders of the party’s different associate bodies and presidents of different district units.

The party also sat with journalists and university teachers on September 29, reports UNB.