Bimal quits Workers Party on ‘ideological ground’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:23, Oct 23,2019


Former general secretary of Workers Party of Bangladesh and also its politburo member Bimal Biswas on Tuesday withdrew his primary membership of the party on ideological grounds prior to the party’s 10th congress scheduled to be held in Dhaka on November 2 to 5 .

Bimal sent a letter to the party’s central committee informing his resignation and said the party was deviated from its ideals of Marxism and Leninism. 

Bimal also criticised the decision of joining the party’s joining Awami League-led alliance saying it was only for making room in the AL-led alliance government’s cabinet.

Quamrul Ahsan, politburo member, told New Age, they received the letter of Bimal Biswas.

The politburo would take decision on it in its next meeting on October 26, he said.

Workers Party of Bangladesh president  Rashed Khan Menon, also a lawmaker from Dhaka 8, participated in the last three national polls with the ruling Awami League’s election symbol ‘ boat’ and become minister during AL-led government’s previous term.  

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