Huda terms Moudud an 'opportunist'
BNP leader Moudud Ahmed is an “opportunist” who changes his political stand to fit different situations, his party colleague Nazmul Huda has said.
“Modud Ahmed has realised political advantages at different times by using BNP's name,” Huda said, adding, Moudud is well known to the countrymen as a politician who swings from party to party.
Terming illegal the reformation of two committees of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum (BJAF), a pro-BNP lawyers' association, Huda said Moudud played key role in it for his own interest.
The BNP leadership recently reformed the central committee of BJAF making Rafiqul Islam Mian president and Mahbub Uddin Khokon secretary general. Its Supreme Court unit committee was also reformed making Zainul Abedin president and Badruddoza Badal secretary general.
Mahbub Uddin Khokon, however, told The Daily Star the committees, approved by the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, were reformed for the welfare of the party.
Nazmul Huda, also the former communications minister, at a press conference at the National Press Club yesterday said the committees are undemocratic as they were secretly formed violating the forum's constitution. The existing committees were not even dissolved, he added.
He told The Daily Star that TH Khan is the president of the existing central committee of BJAF and Aminul Haque the secretary general while he himself is the senior vice president.
The committees, whose members were selected by the delegates of BJAF in accordance with its constitution, are still valid and remain in force, he said, adding that the new committees were formed without consulting with the leaders of the existing committees.
“Even the BNP chairperson has no jurisdiction to approve any committee of BJAF,” said Huda, a vice-chairman of the party.
He alleged some Noakhali-based lawyers led by standing committee member Moudud Ahmed, are trying to capture the leadership of BJAF to damage the unity of pro-BNP lawyers.
Moudud Ahmed's reaction to Huda's comments could not be known as he is abroad now.