BNP has expelled its nine leaders for deciding to participate in the upcoming upazila parishad elections in Kishoreganj and Pabna violating the party decision.
Election to 13 upazilas in Kishoreganj will be held on March 24, reports our Mymensingh correspondent.
In a letter signed by BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed on Monday evening, the four leaders were expelled from the party post and their primary membership was also cancelled, said Md Mazharul Islam, secretary of Kishoreganj district unit BNP.
The expelled leaders are Kamrun Nahar Luna, an executive member of district BNP, Al Mamun, secretary of Bhairab upazila Jubo Dal, Abul Kashem Khan, vice president of Tarail upazila BNP, and Asma Akter, joint organising secretary of District Mohila Dal.
Of them, Luna is in the race for chairman post from Kishoreganj Sadar uapzila while the rest are running for vice chairman post from Bhirab, Tarail and Karimganj upazilas.
Luna is facing Awami League nominated candidate Sakauddin Ahmad Rajon, former president of district BCL, in the election.
In Pabna, although central BNP has decided not to participate in any polls under the Awami League government, five expelled Faridpur upazila BNP leaders are taking part in the upazila parishad election.
Election to the upazila will be held on March 28, reports our correspondent.
Faridpur upazila BNP president Md Johurul Islam Bokul, also the chairman candidate, its vice president Nasrin Parvin Mukti, joint secretary Masud Rana Liton, organising secretary Md Jiaur Rahman and publicity secretary Md Samsul Alam were expelled from the party on February 28 and March 12 for deciding to participate in the election.
They are expelled from their post and primary membership of the party for violating party rules and regulation, said Md Johurul Islam, office secretary of Pabna district unit BNP.
Bokul said he is contesting the election according to the demand of the people in his upazila.