BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia today said that party's Dhaka city unit committee will be reformed with new leadership as the existing committee failed to wage anti-government movement in recent days.
In the face of huge criticism inside BNP for its failure to wage movement Khaleda sat with the Dhaka city leaders this evening aiming at overhauling the crucial body of the party.
The meeting started around 9:00pm at her Gulshan office and ended around 10:50pm.
BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan and Dhaka city leaders of the party attended the meeting.
Talking to The Daily Star, MA Salam, member secretary of BNP’s Dhaka city unit, said in the meeting the BNP chairperson evaluated their performance and failure in the recent anti-government movement in the capital.
He also said overhauling party’s different units is a regular process. “As part of the regular process, there might be change in leadership of the Dhaka city unit of BNP,” he added.
Asked party’s grassroots leaders’ allegations that Dhaka city’s top leaders have failed to wage tough movement, Salam said apart from the city unit of BNP, party’s central committee was also in charge of waging movement in the capital.
In May 2011, Khaleda formed the city committee and assigned Khoka and Salam to form the ward and thana committees within next six months but they failed.
After formation of the new convening committee of Dhaka city unit of BNP, Khaleda might ask the new leaders to form full-fledged committees at all thana and wards level within a month or two, added the source.
The standing committee, the highest policy making body of BNP in a meeting on February 6 unanimously decided to reorganise different units of the party specially Dhaka city unit and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal for their failure to wage movement in the capital.