is launching an organisational tour across the country from tomorrow
(Saturday) to "identify" candidates for the next national election and
to resolve intra-party feud.
The organizational tour will continued
till May 7 also with the aim of erasing internal conflicts and preparing
the leaders and activists of the party for a movement to force the
government to hold an inclusive election.
BNP wants to make a strong
base at the grassroots level by removing all distances among the
leaders and activists now as the next parliament election will be a "do
or die" affair for the party. It wants assurance of a level playing
field for all contesting parties in the election scheduled for 2019.
to BNP sources, about 40 teams led by standing committee members,
vice-chairmen and joint secretary generals will undertake the visits for
BNP Standing Committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
told the Daily Observer, "The tour is absolutely for exchanging views
with grassroots leaders and workers and for assessing field level
organisational situation of our party."
BNP Secretary General Mirza
Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a protest meeting at the National Press
Club, "We will not allow holding of any election in the country without
the participation of BNP."
Fakhrul further said, "Don't intimidate
BNP by saying that the party's registration with the Election Commission
will be scrapped if it does not take part in the next parliamentary
Rather the government should try to take measures to bring
BNP in the next election race, BNP is an election-oriented political
party which believes that there is no alternative to elections for
going to power, Fakhrul added.
Party sources said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia wants to complete reorganizing her party before next June.
Vice-Chairman and coordinator of reorganizing process Mohammad
Shahjahan told the Daily Observer, "We want to complete reorganizing BNP
soon comprising of proven and young leaders."
Apart from this, BNP
has already announced two committees for the most crucial units of the
party and some important unit committees for Gazipur, Tangail, Narsingdi
and Munsiganj. They are likely to be announced any time.
Vice-Chairman and Gazipur City Mayor Prof MA Mannan is likely to be made
President of Gazipur district unit. If this happens, incumbent
president of the district unit Fazlul Haque Milon will be promoted to
either joint secretary or adviser to the BNP chief.
minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Abdul Hye is going to be
reappointed as Munshiganj district unit president while BNP Joint
Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon is to be reappointed as president
of Narsingdi district unit of the party.
Meanwhile, Tangail district
unit is likely to get a new committee as Advocate Ahmed Azam Khan,
former president of the unit, is unwilling to remain in the post.
the new appointments will be troublesome in implementing BNP's 'one
leader, one post' policy as some of its central leaders are going to be
appointed at another vital post in the impending shake up.
high command, however, remains firm to implement 'one leader, one post'
policy aimed at accommodating more people in the party leaderships