Published:  01:03 AM, 15 July 2017

Intra-party feud in Ctg BNP over formation of local bodies

Activist of Chittagong City BNP brought out a procession for the cancellation of the thana committees in the port city yesterday. -AA

Internal feud in the Chittagong City BNP has spread again over the formation of the thana committees in the port city, following the declaration of a 275-member full pledged committee of Chittagong City BNP on Wednesday.  Sources said despite the fact that newly declared leaders of Chittagong city committee had committed that the councils of 41 ward committees in the city area would be held within October last year but there is no council as per their commitment that was given in a press conference. As a result, the inner conflict is increasing among the leaders and activists of BNP in the city area.

Meanwhile, Dr Shahadat Hossain, the new president of BNP Chittagong City Committee declared eight thana committees in Chittagong on July 12 last. But, the leaders of all thana committees are dissatisfied over the declaration of the thana committees without council. The leaders alleged that the dedicated BNP leaders in root level were excluded from the committees.

They also alleged that Dr Shahadat Hossain formed the committees with his own men. Besides, they also alleged that Dr Shahadat Hossain took money for giving the posts to the leaders. As a result, the leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir are also included in the committees.

Meanwhile, hundreds of leaders and activists of Double Mooring thana BNP cordoned the office of Dr Shahadat Hossain last evening. They protested the formation of thana committees as per his choice and excluding the actual BNP leaders. Later, Dr Shahadat Hossain called the police to save his office named Treatment.

Officer-in-Charge of Panchlaish thana Mohiuddin Mahmud said, after the call of Dr Shahadat Hossain, Police rushed to the spot and took the situation under control. On the other hand, Dr Shahadat Hossain said, I never called police. I talked to the leaders and they went back after discussion.

According to the sources, on September 26 last year, BNP Chittagong City committee cancelled the 39 ward committees of BNP and declared that the new BNP Chittagong City committee would be full-pledged one within October last year.

Despite canceling the ward committees and forming the convening committees in 32 wards in the port city, the new conveying committees are yet to arrange any council as per the declaration of new president of BNP Chittagong City Committee.

Dr Shahadat Hossain earlier said, "We have cancelled the 39 ward committees of BNP in the port city Chittagong for reorganizing the ward committees. We have already formed convening committees in 32 wards in the port city while the convening committees in rest wards will be formed very soon. Of the 41 wards in the port city Chittagong, we have taken steps to reorganize the committees after long years at 39 wards while rest wards will be reorganized very soon."

New president of BNP Chittagong City Committee Dr Shahadat Hossain said, "BNP is trying to reorganize the party from root level by democratic way. As per decision of central committee, one leader one post policy will be followed in council."

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