Another BNP central committee member resigned from his post today unfolding growing discontent among the party’s ranks and files over the new committee.
Former BNP lawmaker from Magura-2 constituency, Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal who is popularly known as Quazi Kamal was made an executive committee member of the new committee.
Four days into forming the party’s new standing and executive committee, he resigned from his post in protest of incorporating “controversial and unfit” leaders in it.
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Quazi Kamal, now abroad, sent his resignation letter to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today through an email. He also sent a copy of his resignation letter to Magura Press Club around 12:00pm.
BNP General Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on August 6 announced the 502-member national executive committee that sparked controversy and disappointment among the party men.
Depriving dedicated and tested BNP men who remained active when many others went into hiding, the newly formed committee allegedly inducted many opportunists and apolitical persons in different posts.
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Hours after the announcement of the party committee, newly made BNP’s Vice Chairman Mosaddek Ali Falu and Assistant Publicity Affairs Secretary Shamimur Rahman Shamim quit their respective posts.
Some other leaders reportedly also plan either to distance from the party or resign from their current posts.
Pointing finger at Netai Roy Chowdhury, Quazi Kamal, also a former Magura district BNP president, in his resignation letter, said, “A person, who had played a controversial role during the 1/11 political changeover, has been made party vice chairman. This person has divided Magura district BNP by creating groups.”
“It’s not possible for me to do politics with my dignity being dented,” he went on.
Under the circumstances, Quazi Kamal said he resigned from his post. He was elected lawmaker from Magura-2 with BNP ticket in the much-talked-about Magura bye-polls in 1994.