BNP eyes on council
Published : Saturday, 22 June, 2019 at 4:47 PM Count : 1210
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is taking preparations for holding its 7th national council, said the party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday.
Fakhrul said, “we’re preparing for our next council, and we’ve already started our activities, including reorganising our district units, for it.”
He said this while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave together with party’s two newly-appointed standing committee members -- Selima Rahman and Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku.
In reply to query over three more vacant posts in their standing committee, Fakhrul said they will take necessary steps to fill those in due time.
He said they have taken a fresh vow to intensify their movement to free Khaleda Zia from jail and restore democracy.
The government must hold a fresh election under a non-party administration so that people can elect their representatives with their votes, Fakhrul added.
The BNP leader said their party standing committee members are scheduled to hold a meeting this evening at their chairperson’s Gulshan office.
BNP’s sixth national council was held on March 19, 2016.