Manjur, Abbasi join BNP
Awami League (AL) leader and acting Mayor of Chittagong M Manjur-e-Alam, local AL leader Shamsul Alam and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Abdul Karim Abbasi joined BNP yesterday.
They presented bouquet to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office at a function yesterday evening.
Party insiders said they might be provided with the BNP ticket for running in the next month's general elections.
Manjur was a nomination hopeful of the AL. Failing to get AL ticket for contesting the December 29 election he jointed BNP.
Abbasi joined LDP of Col (retd) Oli Ahmed from BNP after the party stepped down from power in October 2006.