Withdraw expulsion decision
Expelled BNP leader Nazmul Huda in a complete about face appealed party Chairperson Khaleda Zia to withdraw his expulsion order.
Claming himself innocent, the much-talked-about leader urged Khaleda to appoint him in a policymaking position in the party.
"I appealed Thursday night to withdraw the expulsion order following pressure from the people in my area and leaders of Dhaka district unit and thana units under the district," Nazmul Huda told The Daily Star last night.
He said he sent a letter through BNP leader Aman Ullah Aman and leaders of BNP Dhaka district unit and hoped that the chairperson would consider it.
Asked about his stance only 72 hours ago that he would not appeal for the withdrawal of his expulsion order, he said, "The desire of my people prompted me to appeal."
The national standing committee of BNP on November 21 expelled Huda, who was vice-chairman of the party and president of the party's Dhaka district unit, from the party for breaching organisational discipline.
The decision came following a few comments of Huda against Khaleda's counsels. He had said that Khaleda had to leave the house due to the mistakes of her counsels. He also criticised the hartal programme and raised questions about Khaleda's crying after her eviction from the cantonment house.
On November 22, Huda at a press conference at his Dhanmondi residence said, "I do not regret my comments and that is why I will not appeal for the withdrawal of the expulsion."
A day after his expulsion, Khaleda replaced Huda in the district unit with Abdul Mannan.
In his letter to the chairperson, Huda, also a two-term minister in Khaleda's cabinet, said some of his public statements for which he was expelled would not cause any harm to BNP.
Explaining his comment regarding chairperson's counsels, the former president of Supreme Court Bar Association said the lawyers could have lingered the case for five to six years but the matter is now going to be finished within six months.