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BNP to hold more meetings for devising political strategy

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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BNP to hold more meetings for devising political strategy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) high command has planned to hold another series of meeting to sit with members of the central executive committee and grassroots leaders and professionals to decide the party’s political strategy ahead of the next general election.  

The party acting chairman Tarique Rahman earlier held a three-day long series meeting, which started on September 14, with  vice-chairmen, chairperson’s advisers, joint secretary generals and secretaries and top leaders of the party’s front and associate bodies.

He took their opinion about next course of action.

“The BNP standing committee meeting held on Saturday has taken decision to hold meeting with the rest of the members of the party’s national executive committee on September 21, 22 and 23,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at a press conference at the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Sunday.

He said after ending the series of meeting, the party will decide its political strategy and inform people through mass media.

Criticising the government’s move to make ‘Personal Data Protection Law’, the BNP secretary said the party’s policymaking body is worried over the incident as they think that it is another conspiracy to snatch away people’s freedom of expression in the name of protecting personal data.

This law will turn into threatening for the democracy of the country, he said.

Replying to a question, he said the government didn’t allow BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad for treatment through giving conditional release for another six months, as the ruling party is afraid of the opposition leader.

Mirza Fakhrul also alleged that Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of the central bank sought the bank account details of 11 journalist leaders as part of a government move to gag the media.

BNP sources said the party acting chairman Tarique Rahman exchanges views with the party leaders about the current political situation of the country and party’s next political strategy.

After holding meeting with the leaders, the party is likely to hold mass rallies in district and divisional levels across the country in a bid to revamp the party men ahead of the next parliament election, BNP insiders said.

They also have planned to forge movement to realise their demands for holding the next parliament election under a neutral election commission and an election time non-party administration.