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Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Magh 21, 1421, Robi-Us-Sani 12, 1436 Hijr

Poor show of some BNP leaders irks Khaleda
Published : Tuesday, 3 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 63

Al Amin
The Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khaleda Zia, is annoyed with some senior leaders of her party as they are not carrying out directives of the BNP Chief.
Such leaders are likely to lose their position in the party, party insiders said.
They said Khaleda Zia will suspend many of the opportunist leaders in time as she is annoyed with their poor show in the ongoing anti-government movement of the 20-party alliance.
The BNP-led 20-party alliance has been observing countrywide blockade and series of hartals from January 5 demanding an inclusive election under a non-partisan administration through a fruitful dialogue.
Khaleda Zia, also chief of the 20-party, called the blockade after she was prevented from holding a mass rally in Dhaka on the January 5.
Since then, the BNP chief herself is keeping contacts with the leaders and activists of her party whenever she feels it necessary to intensify her movement. But in some cases they ignored the BNP chief's directives. Questions have been raised by the BNP grassroots about their roles in the movement, an insider said.
Such leaders include Joint Secretary General Aman Ullah Aman, Advisor to the BNP Chief Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Organising Secretary Fazlul Haque Milon, Dhaka City unit member secretary Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel and Juba Dal General Secretary Saiful Alam Nirab, he added.  
Maj Gen (retd) Ruhul Alam Chowdhury, an Advisor to the BNP Chairperson, told The Daily Observer, "Some of the party leaders are betraying with party chief but it is not a problem for the party. In fact, the opportunist leaders are losing their position in the party."  
He said, "The party has been able to put pressure on the government for holding a dialogue though expected results are yet be attained."   
Meanwhile, a panicky situation is prevailing around the Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office as no one is leaving or entering the office except the office staff. Internet, land phone and mobile phone network are not working yet.
The usual security deployed around the building  barred anyone from entering the office on Monday, alleged Shairul Kabir Khan, a staff of BNP chief's media wing. On Saturday night power lines leading to the office were 'secretly' cut off. Gradually mobile networks in the area went defunct, followed by land line and internet connections. In the face of severe criticism, the power lines were restored after 19 hours. But, the mobile phone network, land line and internet links are still down," the staff alleged.
 "Detectives are patrolling the area in plainclothes and trying to apprehend anyone seeking to enter or come out of the office," Shairul claimed.
Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia, Standing Committee member of the BNP, said, a panicky situation is going on not only in Gulshan office area but also all over the country as secret killings by law enforcers are going on after getting indemnity from the Prime Minister.
"But the government will not be able to save itself by doing so. Our movement  will continue until the victory is achieved," he said.

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