Top Magura BNP leaders summoned to Dhaka
Top ranking leaders of BNP Magura district unit have been summoned to Dhaka amid mounting intra-party conflict in the unit.
BNP Joint Secretary General Amanullah Aman asked them to attend a meeting at the party's Nayapaltan office in the capital at 3:00pm today, district unit sources said
Khulna divisional organising secretary Moshiur Rahman will also attend the meeting, sources added.
Contacted, Magura BNP President Kabir Murad said a meeting between the leaders of the central and district units is scheduled to take place at the party's central office today to find ways to resolve the internal feud in the district unit.
Murad ruled out the possibility of dissolution of the existing district body. He, however, said some leaders of the rival group may be included in the committee.
Mohammad Nazimuddin, a leader of the rival group, said there is no other option but to dissolve the district committee. Dedicated leaders and activists don't want to see Kabir Murad as Magura BNP chief, he added.
Internal feud in BNP Magura unit surfaced after formation of the convening committee with Kabir Murad as convener in July 2009.
A faction of the district unit led by advocate Mokaddes Hossain refused to accept Murad as convener and demanded dissolution of the convening committee.
On November 25, 2009, Kabir Murad group held a council and made Murad as president and Ali Ahmed Biswas as general secretary of the district unit. Advocate Mokaddes faction also formed a separate committee on the same day with Mokaddes as president and Iqbal Akhter Khan as general secretary.
Internal conflict in Magura BNP deepened further after the central committee approved the district committee headed by Murad-Biswas on December 2 in 2009.
Since then, two factions have been holding central and local programmes separately. Several clashes also took place between the two rival groups over holding the programmes.
As a sequel to the conflict, Mahbubur Rahman, joint convener of JCD Magura district unit, was murdered by local Jubo Dal men on August 17, 2010.