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BNP only wants to oust AL govt

Publish: 05:55 PM, 12 Aug, 2022


The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is constantly holding various meetings. At one hand, they openly hold meetings with various political parties about unified movement. Besides, they have regular contacts and informal meetings with civil society representatives. On the other hand, they also maintain regular communication with foreign embassies. BNP wants to take not only political parties but also civil society and the western world to put pressure on the government. The meetings are being held for that purpose. 3 teams have been created in BNP. A team led by Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, General Secretary of the party. The team is meeting with political parties. On the other hand, a team led by Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury is talking to various representatives of civil society. Reports of several meetings between honorary Fellow of CPD Debapriya Bhattacharya and with Amir Khosru Mahmud have been emerged. It has also been confirmed that Amir Khosru Mahmud had a meeting with BRAC Chairperson Hossain Zillur Rahman. On the other hand, A third team headed by Dr. Moin Khan was tasked with meeting with foreign embassies. Dr. Moin Khan last Thursday night invited some diplomats to his residence for dinner and held a meeting with them. The first meeting is for formal media briefings only. The remaining two meetings are being followed with some secrecy.

Several sources of BNP say that through these meetings, they want to create a common outline for the fall of the government. They are trying to give different explanations as to why this government needs change. And that is why all these meetings are being kept confidential. BNP has now changed its tune in meetings with civil society and foreign embassies. They feel that there is no harm even if BNP does not come to power at the moment. They don't even want to go to power. They only want to oust the Awami League government. As they are seeking the support of civil society to oust the Awami League government, they are also seeking the support of Western countries. Another source says that civil society is now in close contact with BNP. Their aim is to report the government's mistakes to the BNP. As if BNP holds these messages and conveys them to the people.

A civil society representative said that all the information they are providing is being published in the media. But a large number of common people do not know. This is why they are using BNP as a vehicle. BNP is now using all the information that the civil servants are giving in. The question arises that if BNP does not want to come to power, then what does BNP want? In response to this, a leader of BNP says that now the main task of BNP is to remove the current government from power. According to the BNP leader, many reforms have to be done after ousting the current govt. Various processes including amendment of the constitution remain unfinished. An election can only be held after these processes are completed. So, does the BNP want to bring another third party to power or an unelected government? In response to such questions, at least two BNP leaders say yes. They feel that there is no possibility of direct transfer of power from Awami League to BNP. Accepting this, they are communicating with different circles. However, various sources say that the BNP has withdrawn from the intention of power because the western countries have asked various questions about the leadership of the BNP, especially what will happen if the BNP comes to power under the leadership of Tarek. Rather, BNP is now saying that we do not want power, we only want the government to fall.

BNP   AL. Govt   Democracy  


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BNP clash with Awami League in Hazaribagh

Publish: 04:07 PM, 26 Sep, 2022


A clash broke out between Awami League and BNP leaders in front of Shikdar Medical in Hazaribagh of the capital.

The incident took place on Monday (September 26) around 2:55pm. Police have been deployed at the spot to control the situation.

According to locals, the followers of local MP Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin took a stand at the Tally office intersection in Hazaribagh to resist the BNP rally.

Meanwhile, during the BNP's rally in front of Hazaribag Shikdar Medical College, AL supporters chased BNP leaders and activists. 

BNP was supposed to hold a rally in front of Bangladesh Medical in Dhanmondi of the capital as per the pre-arranged program. But Dhanmondi Thana Awami League took up the program at the same place. Keeping in mind that there may be a clash if the two groups face each other, the police asked both the groups not to hold any program there.

People from both sides are chasing each other and there is panic in the area. Due to the conflict, people are running amok. Shops have been closed by traders.

BNP   Awami League   Election   Clash  


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BNP's case against 20 AL leaders and activists dismissed

Publish: 03:56 PM, 20 Sep, 2022


Dhaka's CMM court dismissed BNP's case against 20 leaders and activists of Awami League-Youth League.

Earlier on Tuesday (September 20) in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka Md Tofazzal Hossain, a plaintiff named Omar Farooq Farooqui filed this case.

The court accepted the statement of the plaintiff. After the hearing, the court will issue an order later, he said.

The other defendants named in the case are - State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder, Member of Parliament for Dhaka-16 Constituency Ilyas Uddin Molla, General Secretary of Dhaka North Awami League M.A. Mannan Kochi, Dhaka Metropolitan North Jubo League General Secretary Ismail Hossain, Organizing Secretary Taijul Islam Chowdhury Bappi, Rupnagar Thana Awami League President Haji Rajab Hossain, Ward Awami League Leader Kashem Mollah, Former Member of Parliament of Dhaka-14 Constituency Tuhin, Awami Leader Sheikh Mannan, Anwar Hossain Litu, Salahuddin Robin, Dhaka North Metropolitan Volunteer League President Ishaq Miah, Dhaka North Metropolitan Secha Sebok League President Ishaq Miah, Secha Sebok League Joint General Secretary Mobaswer Chowdhury, Awami League leader Haji Tofazzal Hossain Tenu, Rooppur Thana Jubo League president Zakir Hossain, general secretary Khokon, Dhaka Metropolitan North Chhatra League president Md Ibrahim and Dhaka Metropolitan North Awami League treasurer Salma Chowdhury.

The complaint said that Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP held a peaceful rally in Mirpur Pallabi Zone on September 15. Suddenly 400/500 unidentified Awami Jubo League and Chhatra League workers including Kamal Ahmed Majumdar, Ilyas Uddin Molla, Agakhan Mintu, Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, MA Mannan Kochi, Ismail Hossain made a surprise attack on them.

BNP   Bangladesh   Politics  


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CU BCL blocks university, shuttle train, bus services halted

Publish: 11:14 AM, 19 Sep, 2022


Leaders and activists of a faction of Chittagong University (CU) Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), have called for an indefinite blockade to demand evaluation of the dedicated workers who allegedly were deprived of posts in the full committee. They have locked the main entrance of the university. Shuttle train and bus services have also been suspended due to this.

As a result of the blockade, no teacher buses left for the city from the university's transport department. The matter was confirmed by the administrator of the university's transport department, SM Moazzam Hossain.

Besides, the shuttle train has been stopped at Sholoshahar railway station. Station master Abhi Sen said that the train service has been stopped due to the movement of the university's Chhatra League committee.

Rakibul Hasan Dinar, vice president of the branch Chhatra League, said, "We have been expressing our demands peacefully for a long time. We have requested not to force us to go into harder movements. The movement of who were deprived of the post has support. The top two leaders of the Chhatra League should take responsibility for spoiling the environment of university education.

Since the announcement of the full committee of the CU Chhatra League, several groups have been protesting against the committee as illegal, pocket committee. Meanwhile, several sub-groups of the branch Chhatra League have been protesting on the issues of giving committees to married, inactive, infiltrators and incompetents.

Their demands are- Inclusion in the committee by evaluating the deposed sacrificers and hardworking workers, Re-evaluation of the posts as per merit of the leaders placed in the committee, taking organizational measures against married, employed and long-term inactive people in the committee.  They have warned of strict movement if their demand is not fulfilled. 

CU   Chhatra league  


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Khaleda Zia's release period will increase again

Publish: 02:48 PM, 18 Sep, 2022


The government has again decided to extend the suspension of the sentence of former Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. As a result, her release period is increasing again by the executive order of the government.

Law Minister Anisul Haque confirmed the matter on Sunday.

He said, two days ago I agreed to extend the suspension period of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's sentence by 6 months. But Khaleda Zia cannot go abroad and has to receive treatment from home. Now the government will issue a notification in this regard.

Earlier, on September 11, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family requested for the extension of the suspension of her sentence for the sixth time. The application was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs at 4 pm on Sunday (September 11).

The BNP leader, who was convicted in two corruption cases, was released on March 25, 2020 after the sentence was suspended for six months by the government's executive order amid the Corona pandemic. After that, the period of suspension of his sentence was extended in 5 stages.

Each time the condition was that Khaleda Zia had to get treatment from her home in Dhaka and she could not go abroad.

Khaleda Zia   BNP  


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BNP to follow the ideology of traitor?

Publish: 02:13 PM, 15 Sep, 2022


Shah Moazzem Hossain. Vice Chairman of BNP. This veteran politician passed away at 9:30 pm on Wednesday night at his home in Gulshan. His first funeral prayer was held in front of the party's central office in Nayapaltan today at 11 am. Nazrul Islam Khan, a member of BNP's standing committee, said that BNP will move forward according to the ideals of Shah Moazzem Hossain. Since then, the question has arisen in the political arena that, will the BNP then be led by the ideology of a traitor? Because Shah Moazzem Hossain is known as a traitor in the political arena. His ideals were treachery, deceit and murder.

Shah Moazzem Hossain's political career started with Chhatra League. He became the leader of Chhatra League in favor of Bangabandhu, the father of the nation. This veteran politician was elected Member of Parliament in 1970 and 1973 elections. After independence, he was elected as a chief whip in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Parliament. He was elected Chief Whip for the second time after the 1973 election. But later he betrayed Bangabandhu. This leader had good relations with those involved in the 75 killings and jail killings. After the assassination of Bangabandhu, Shah Moazzem Hossain attended the ministerial meeting of murderer Mushtaq.

In the eighties of political change, Shah Moazem Hossain joined the Jatiya Party and became the Secretary General of the Jatiya Party, Minister of the Ershad Government, Deputy Leader of the Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister. He joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP during the last four-party coalition government. He was last serving as the Vice-Chairman of BNP. 

BNP   Shah Moazzem Hossain