Workers Party of Bangladesh on Monday expelled six of its central leaders as they boycotted the party’s 10th congress held in Dhaka from November 2 to 5 on ideological ground.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s politburo held at its central office on Topkhana Road in Dhaka on Sunday.
The expelled leaders are Nurul Hasan, Iqbal Kabir Jahid, Mofazzel Hossain Manju, Anil Biswas, Tusher Kanti Das and Zakir Hossain Hobi. The first two were the party’s politburo members and the last three were its central committee members.
The dissidents of the Workers Party of Bangladesh on November 30 formed a new party named Workers Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) at Shilpakala Academy in Jashore.
The new party formed its 11-member central committee with the original party politburo’s former members Nurul Hasan as president and Iqbal Kabir Jahid as general secretary.
Bimal Biswas, the original party’s former general secretary, was elected advisor of the new party.
Workers Party of Bangladesh politburo also expressed concern over price spirals of essentials and the government’s plan to raise power price.
The party will hold protest rallies in six divisional cities of the country and also observe the 17th death anniversary of the founding president Amal Sen at Bakri in Jashore.
Chaired by party president Rashed Khan Menon, the meeting was also attended by general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha, Anisur Rahman Mallick, Nur Ahmed Bakul and others.