BNP's Pabna district unit on Friday formed a convening committee for its Faridpur upazila unit, dissolving its existing committee.
The decision came at a time when two senior leaders of the upazila, defying the party's decision, decided to take part in the upazila parishad election to be held tomorrow.
Johurul Islam, office secretary of Pabna district unit of BNP, said, “BNP centrally boycotted the upazila election and all the party leaders were strictly directed not to participate in it. But a few BNP leaders joined upazila parishad polls.”
Since those BNP leaders violated the decision made by the party and demeaned party discipline, “the previous committee has been dissolved and a new convening committee formed to strengthen BNP,” he added.
Johurul Islam Bokul was president and Abul Hossain was secretary of the dissolved BNP committee in Faridpur upazila.
The new convening committee, formed on March 15, consists of 31 members, including Abul Hossain as convener and Ruhul Amin and Sabiha Sarmin joint conveners, he said.
The convening committee will form a fresh regular committee through a council meeting within three months, said a press release issued by Pabna district BNP President Abdus Samad Khan Montu and Secretary Habibur Rahman Tota.
Johurul Islam Bokul, president of the dissolved committee, is contesting Faridpur upazila parishad election for the chairman post while its vice president Nasrin Parvin Mukti is running for vice chairman post in the election, being supported by a number of BNP leaders and activists.
On February 28 and March 12, Pabna district BNP expelled five senior leaders of Faridpur upazila unit from the party for their roles detrimental to party policies. They are Johurul Islam Bokul (president), Nasrin Parvin Mukti (vice president), Masud Rana Liton (joint secretary), Ziaur Rahman (organising secretary) and Samsul Alam (publicity secretary).
Declining to comment on his expulsion, Bokul said, “I am taking part in the election as per people's demand.”