Expelled BNP vice chairman Nazmul Huda yesterday blamed the conspiracy of the "Noakhali clique" within BNP for his expulsion from the party.
"I do not accept the expulsion. It was not made properly and I will examine the legal aspects of it. None will be able to detach me from BNP," he said at a press briefing at his Dhanmondi residence.
Huda said, "Moudud Ahmed [BNP standing committee member and former law minister] is the champion of Noakhali, not the whole country. How will the country survive if such clique tries to get the upper hand in Dhaka? We must not encourage regionalism."
He hoped that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia would withdraw the expulsion order as she did many times in the past.
The BNP standing committee expelled Huda from the party on Sunday accusing him of breaching party discipline and making anti-party comments.
"I do not regret my comments and that is why I will not appeal for the withdrawal of the expulsion," said Huda.
On Friday, Huda slammed the BNP chairperson's counsels saying that Khaleda was "evicted" from cantonment house due to her lawyers' mistake and calling a hartal before Eid-ul-Azha was wrong.
During yesterday's press briefing he said, "I told that hartal before the Eid created problems for the homebound people. It is a simple observation. Madam should have issued a show-cause notice to those who opted for the hartal."
On his next course of action Huda said he would launch a campaign across the country to make the two top leaders of the treasury and opposition sit together to resolve the country's problems and eradicate confrontational politics.
Replying to a question, Huda, who was a member of BNP's first standing committee led by Ziaur Rahman, said, "Madam gave me many things but I don't know why she does not want me to have a party post."
Huda was hinting at the standing committee membership.
Asked, he said he wishes to contest the next general elections as a BNP candidate. "People of my constituency [Dohar, Dhaka] would break legs of anyone willing to contest under BNP banner other than me," he added.
Huda concluded the press briefing saying, "Has Madam forgotten how many meetings she had held here in this house?" He claimed that the anti-Ershad movement started from his Dhanmondi residence.