Bangladesh Nationalist Party's policymakers as part of two-day meeting with the party's grassroots leaders on Friday started the meeting to seek opinion of them over release of the party's jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia and the next general election.
The party leaders of districts belong to Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions participated in the meeting on the first day at first session at Khaleda's Gulshan office begun around 9:30am.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir presiding over the closed-door meeting urged the district leaders to give constructive statements and suggestions about the next course of action over release of Khaleda's release, next general polls likely to be held in December this year and organisational matter, the meeting sources said.
Five leaders - president, vice-president, general secretary, joint secretary and organising secretary from each district of the party's 78 organisational districts have been invited to the meeting with the party's top policymaking body national standing committee.
Leaders of the districts belong to Khulna and Barishal would sit with the policymakers at the second session at 3:00pm.
BNP standing committee members including Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Goyeshawar Chandra Roy, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury,among others, were present.
BNP secretary general Fakhrul at the instruction of the party's acting chairman Tarique Rahman convened the district leaders meeting to take their opinion to decide the party's next course of action over Khaleda's release and next parliament election, the party sources said.
The meeting of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions was continuing till filing of the report at 12 noon.
The meeting of Chittagong, Sylhet and Comilla divisions would be held at 9:00am while that of Dhaka, Mymensingh and Faridpur divisions be held at 3:00pm on Saturday.
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