Category: BNP

It will be fine if BNP send a name, but no problem if they don't-Chief whip Abdus Shahid

Ref:Deputy leader of the parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is going to head the all-party committee to review the country’s constitution, as opposition BNP was discussing whether to have representation on the panel.

Chief whip Abdus Shahid told on Tuesday night that the 19-strong panel would be formed on Wednesday even if the largest party in the opposition did not nominate a member.

“We have prepared the draft list of 18 members without the BNP. Already it has been shown to the leader of the parliament prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

“The draft list will be tabled in the parliament on Wednesday evening after her final approval,” he added.“If [BNP] doesn’t nominate one, the committee will be formed on Wednesday keeping it vacant.”

“It will be fine if they send a name, but no problem if they don’t.”

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BNP goes for hunger strike on Jul 25

Ref: As part of its anti-government move, the main opposition BNP will observe a mass hunger strike on July 25 to press home a number of demands including release of their party leaders and activists.

The daylong strike will be staged in the capital’s Paltan Maidan from 11:00am to 5:00pm in presence of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also leader of the opposition in parliament. Read more →

Khaleda asks govt to help Manjur work

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the government to extend full cooperation to Manjur Alam in running the affairs of Chittagong City Corporation as the new mayor without taking into account his political affiliation.

“He [Manjur Alam] will not act as a BNP leader but a representative of the people of Chittagong,” she said at a programme last night at her Gulshan office, where Manjur called on her for the first time after the CCC polls. Read more →

AL writes to Khaleda on all-party nominee

The ruling Awami League has written to BNP to nominate its representative to the all-party parliamentary committee that will review the country’s constitution as per the High Court’s verdict.

Chief whip Abdus Shahid on Sunday night mailed a letter addressed to Khaleda Zia requesting the chief of the largest party in opposition to send in the name of the nominee for the panel, which will be formed soon. Read more →

Mohiuddin files case against CCC Mayor

ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury has filed a case on Sunday against the newly elected mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Manzur Alam for concealing information.

Ruling Awami League backed Mohiuddin, the defeated candidate of the CCC mayor election, has filed the case with the First Joint District Magistrate Court of Justice Golam Faruque. Read more →

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ref: Main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been invited to the oath swearing programme of the newly elected Chittagong mayor M Manzur Alam, the Awami League leader general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said on Saturday.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will administer the oath of BNP-backed mayor-elect at her office at 10am on Sunday.

Khaleda invited to Ctg mayoral oath ceremony

Ashraf said that the oath programme of 41 councillors and 14 female councillors of reserved seats will be held at the LGED office at Agargaon at 12pm the same day. Read more →

BNP warns against 1972 constitution

Ref: The main opposition BNP has threatened to launch a mass movement unless the ruling party stops its move to reinstate the 1972 constitution. Citing the prime minster’s call to form an all-party parliamentary committee to amend the constitution, Read more →

AL reverting to 'Rakkhi Bahini culture': Moudud

Ref: Senior opposition BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has said the present Awami League-led government is using the law enforcers to suppress opposition.

He also said that the AL has again resorted to the ‘Rakkhi Bahini culture,’ just like in the past. The Jatiyo Rakkhi Bahini was a controversial political militia force formed in 1975 with a status of an elite force and was assigned to recover arms from the civilians.

AL reverting to 'Rakkhi Bahini culture': Moudud

The policymaking standing committee member also termed the government a ‘weak’ one.
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