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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia visits Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city yesterday to see the preparations for the party's council to be held tomorrow. Photo: BNP
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A number of founding members of BNP were excluded from the list of guests to be invited to the inaugural session of its fifth national council though about three thousand guests, apart from councillors and delegates, are going to attend it.

The daylong council will be held tomorrow at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the chair.

Khaleda visited the council venue last evening to see for herself the progress in the run-up to the council. She also talked to sub-committee conveners and enquired about the council preparation.

Khaleda, also the leader of the opposition, invited her political archrival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the inaugural session.

Meanwhile, the party yesterday started to distribute councillor to sub-committee conveners and enquired about the council preparation.

Khaleda, also the leader of the opposition, invited her political archrival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the inaugural session.

Meanwhile, the party yesterday started to distribute councillor and delegate cards from the party's central office at Nayapaltan.

According to the prior announcement by party's Office Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi about 2512 councillors and 12 thousand delegates will attend the national council.

BNP's Joint Secretary General Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, also the convener of publicity sub-committee, yesterday told The Daily Star at least 2600 guests including political leaders will be invited to the council.

But leaders like former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Col (retd) Oli Ahmed, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, Chowdhury Tanbir Ahmed Siddique, Majedul Islam, Lt Gen (retd) Mir Shawkat Ali might not be invited.

All of them except Shawkat served the party as member of the national standing committee. Most of them were close aide of Ziaur Rahman when he floated BNP.

Of them, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and Tanbir Siddiky were expelled from the party. Khaleda expelled Bhuiyan as he breached party discipline during the immediate past caretaker government while the standing committee expelled Tanbir Siddiky due to his son's objectionable statement about Khaelda Zia.

Badruddoza Chowdhury and Oli Ahmed left the party and floated new parties -- Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh and Liberal Democratic Party respectively.

Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia also visited the grave of Ziaur Rahman, the founder of the party, at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar last evening.

Hundreds of leaders, workers and supporters welcomed her there by chanting slogans. They also brought out procession wishing the party's national council a success.

Party's senior leaders including Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain were also present.

Some senior police officials led by Deputy Police Commissioner Chowdhury Manjurul Quader yesterday afternoon visited the council venue and held a meeting with Brig Gen (retd) Hannan Shah to discuss the security measures on the day of council.

Home Minister Sahara Khatun said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would be provided with special security during the party's national council as demanded.

BNP Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain on Saturday demanded special security for party chief Khaleda Zia during the council session.

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Will she attend? Good if she does.

Join together ladies, be friends and seek help from each other .

: TH

Distance always makes misunderstanding. We wish their nice meeting. Congratulation to our both leaders.

: Ajit Barua (Tokyo)

Comments

  • Nasarullah
    Monday, December 7, 2009 11:07 AM GMT+06:00 (467 weeks ago)

    This council would be a turning point for BNP to make a strong platform in the country's political arena propelling with new hopes and inspirations of the young aspirants.

    BNP is one of the largest people-oriented parties of the country; they should be more dynamic, supportive and would come forward to work with government and with the common people to solve common issues for people's benefits and the country.

    Hope this council would bring lots of changes in the party's constitutions supportive to building leadership to lead the country in the near future following and practicing democratic policies and principle and breaking all those old age politics.

    A country can easily reach its goals and objective, while both the ruling and opposition work together on common issue.

    Hope, the long cherished council would be able to give proper directives so, the benefits go the people, for those we do the policies and the polities of welfare.

    Hope, the Honorable Prime Minister would join.

    Wishing BNP a great success to create and identifying l new leaders to lead.

  • Mia Mohammed Shamim
    Monday, December 7, 2009 01:28 PM GMT+06:00 (467 weeks ago)

    We hope that PM can visit the council of BNP.

    We,the nation want to see them together for the betterment of the democracy.

  • Anonymous
    Monday, December 7, 2009 01:53 PM GMT+06:00 (467 weeks ago)

    Great. Sheikh Hasina should attend in the council.

  • Anonymous
    Monday, December 7, 2009 01:54 PM GMT+06:00 (467 weeks ago)

    BNP must get rid Khandaker Delwar Hossain. His speech is always unclear.

  • T. Husain
    Monday, December 7, 2009 04:27 PM GMT+06:00 (467 weeks ago)

    Democracy can funtion only when political leaders work together. Military rule becomes a possibility when political leadership turns weak and fight each other. Democracy is guaranteed again only when political leadership is in unity, honest and dedicated to serve a nation.


 

 

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