Fakhrul unaware of resignations

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:45, Nov 14,2019


Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said he was unaware of resignation of the party’s senior leaders.

‘I am now hearing from you about resignation of the party’s senior leaders. I am yet to know about it,’ he told reporters after placing wreaths to the grave of the party founder Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka along with new leaders of Narayanganj city unit BNP.

BNP vice-chairman M Morshed Khan, also a former foreign minister, submitted resignation letter on November 5 and the news of the party’s stranding committee member Mahbubur Rahman’s submitting resignation letter to the party about two months ago surfaced recently.

Asked about the ruling Awami League leaders’ comment that the leaders were leaving the party for divisions, Fakhrul said the Awami League leaders were lying unnecessarily to supress their fall.

‘The AL leaders are habituated to say so because they are not able to control their own party now. They are clashing almost every day,’ he said.

Asked about his comment on information minister Hasan Mahmud’s remarks that many BNP leaders were contacting for joining Awami League, Fakhrul said the present situation was leaders Awami League would join BNP.

He said Awami League formed government with autocrats against whom all the democracy-loving parties struggled to establish democracy in the country. ‘They later went to parliament with the autocrats by looting votes.’

Fakhrul said Jatiya Party secretary general Mashiur Rahman Ranga’s recent comment on Noor Hossain was against political etiquette and it was nothing but dishonouring democracy and the country’s democratic people.

He said Mashiur should offer publicly apology and also in parliament.

Narayanganj city BNP president Abul Kalam and general secretary ATM Kamal, among others, were present.

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