86 ex-BNP MPs back Delwar
Eighty-six former MPs of BNP yesterday extended their full support to party Secretary General Khandaker Delwar Hossain and expressed indignation at remarks by certain senior leaders against him.
In a joint statement, the former lawmakers said indecorous remarks and insinuation are being made against Delwar at a time when leaders and workers of all tiers of the party stood united working with him at the instruction of detained party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
“The indecorous remarks by those leaders have disappointed the nationalist forces of BNP and the country," says the statement.
The former MPs observed that the objectionable and confusing speeches and statements made by a few senior leaders to the electronic and print media are "harming the image of the party and serving the purpose of certain quarters" at a time when national leaders including Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman are in jail.
They urged those leaders to refrain from making such remarks or statements in the interest of the party and the country.
Principal Sohrab Uddin, Shah Nurul Kabir Shahin and Abdul Momin Talukdar Khoka signed the statement on behalf of the former MPs.
The ex-MPs include Shajahan Chowdhury, Selim Reza Habib, M Ilias Ali, Khairul Kabir Khokon, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, ABM Ashraf Uddin Nizam, Engineer Shamsuddin, Kalim Uddin Ahmed Milan, Abdul Hossain Khan, Kazi Rafiqul Islam, Abul Kalam Azad, M Nurul Islam Dipu, Habibul Islam Habib, Prof Abdul Mannan, Prof Shahidul Islam, Mashiur Rahman, Abul Khair Bhuiyan, Siraj Sardar, Kabir Hossain, Gafur Bhuiyan, Gazi Nuruzzaman Babul, Murtuza Tula, Nurul Amin Bhuiyan, Abul Kalam, Adv Abdul Halim, Rezwanul Huq, Abdul Khaleque, Nurul Bashar, Majibur Rahman, Atiar Rahman, Amanullah Chowdhury, Maulana Ataur Rahman, Rabia Chowdhuyry, Khaleda Rabbani, Rozy Kabir, Nurjahan Yasmin, Begum Shamsunnahar Khwaza Ahsanullah, Nargis Ali, Shirin Sultana, Helen Zerin Khan, Rehana Akhtar Ranu, Nur-e-Ara Shafa, Ferdous Akhtar Wahida, Shahina Khan, Rahiman Khandaker, Yasim Ara Haque, Saimon Begum, Fahima Hossain Jublee, Advocate Bilkis Jahan Shirin, Newaz Halima Arly, Sultan Ahmed, Advocate Khaleda Panna, Roushanara Farid, Jahan Panna, Rezina Islam, Shahana Rahman Rani, Advocate Rina Parvin, Rashed Begum Hira, Bilkis Islam, Khodeza Emdad Lata, Shahida Begum Husna, Nur Afroz Jyoti, Raushan Ara Hena, Begum Lutfunnesa, Khadiza Sufian, Selina Rouf Chowdhury, Selina Shahid, Begum Fazilatunnesa, KJ Hamida Khanam, Gulbadan Begum, Rahima Khandaker, Momtaz Begum, Abdul Wahab, Azizur Rahman, Principal Ekramul Alam, Kazi Sirajul Islam, Sharifuzzaman Jahangir, Shaeed Uddin Chowdhury Anny, Shah Shaeed Sarwar, Khadiza Amin, Khairul Alam, Shafi Ahmed Chowdhury and Lutfor Rahman Khan Azad.