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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

Khaleda skips discussion on BNP’s founding anniversary

Khaleda skips discussion on BNP’s founding anniversary

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today did not show up though she was scheduled to attend a discussion and cultural programme in the capital on the occasion of the party’s 36th founding anniversary. This is for the second time Khaleda has skipped her programme in less than two weeks. Earlier on August 19, she was...

Govt wants to establish absolute control on judiciary: Khaleda

Govt wants to establish absolute control on judiciary: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia this evening said the government is going to restore the parliament’s authority to impeach Supreme Court judges with an intention to conceal its misdeeds and immoral activities. "The government wants to establish its absolute control on the judiciary so that trial of its misdeeds and immoral activities is not held...

PM's remark won't sway trial

Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday refuted BNP's allegation that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comment linking party Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family with the August 21, 2004 grenade attack will influence the ongoing trial. “She [Hasina] talked about the magnitude of the incident and why action [against the culprits] was not taken [by the then BNP-led government]. If her remarks are analysed this way, the trial won't be influenced,” the minister told reporters, emerging from a conference at a city hotel. On Thursday...

Khaleda 'insolvent' to clear party fee

Khaleda 'insolvent' to clear party fee

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has not paid a single penny in monthly fee to her party fund since 2010, according to a recent list prepared by the BNP's central office. Surprisingly, almost all of the BNP central leaders have followed suit and refrained from paying their monthly fees, though nominal in amount, in the...

Ashraf terms BNP a platform of evil forces

BNP is not a political party, rather it is a platform of evil forces, Syed Ashraful Islam, general secretary of the ruling Awami League and also the LGRD minister, said yesterday. "We all have to resist this evil force to save the existence of Bangladesh and there will be no compromise on the issue," he said while addressing a discussion in front of Institution of Engineers in the capital. Jubo League, youth wing of AL, organised the programme yesterday to mark...

Fresh Agitation

BNP now for issue based programmes

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has opted for going soft on the government for now over holding a fresh national election under a non-party administration. Instead, the party will lead issue-based movements as its various tiers are still weak organisationally. Several thousand BNP leaders and activists are still facing criminal cases and several hundred others have been behind bars since the anti-government movement last year. “The government will have the opportunity to harass our leaders and activists if we go for tougher...

Feud in Dhaka City BNP

Khaleda issues stern warning

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia last night made it clear that there would be no change in the newly formed convening committee of the party's Dhaka city unit. She warned that tough action would be taken if any party member creates obstacles to the activities of the BNP's crucial chapter. “We have formed the new committee with hopes of strengthening the party and preparing it for anti-government agitation,” a BNP leader quoted Khaleda as saying at the meeting of the new committee...

Abbas vs Sohel

The rift between Dhaka city BNP Convener Mirza Abbas and Member Secretary Habib-un-Nabi Khan has widened despite party leaders' hectic efforts to calm the situation. The gradually intensified feud has also spread among their followers, leading to a halt in the activities of such a crucial chapter of the party. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on July 18 approved the 56-member convening committee led by Abbas and Sohel and asked them to reorganise the unit within a month and prepare for an...

Khaleda sends Eid greetings to Hasina

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday sent an Eid greeting card to Sheikh Hasina addressing her as Awami League president, not prime minister. On behalf of the BNP chief, a two-member team led by assistant office secretary of the party Abdul Latif Jony handed over the card to Hasina's political office at Dhanmondi. Sources at the office confirmed The Daily Star that they got a greeting card from Khaleda in which Hasina was addressed as Awami League president. Insiders of the BNP said...

Khaleda, Tarique talk party issues

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had meetings with his elder son Tarique Rahman, also the party's second-in-command, in Saudi Arabia yesterday. They talked about crucial issues, including the party's reforms and upcoming anti-government movement, in at least four closed-door meetings in Madina. The BNP chief and the senior vice-chairman also discussed whether the party's acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will continue to hold the temporary position, said party sources.    It could not be known if they had reached any decision.  Following...

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