7 BNP MPs announce resignation at Dhaka rally
Seven BNP lawmakers have announced their resignation from parliament from the Golapbagh rally today.
Gulam Mohammad Siraj of Bogura-6 first made the announcement while addressing the rally.
Zahidur Rahman from Thakurgaon-3, Mosharof Hosen from Bogura-4, Aminul Islam from Chapainawabganj-2 and reserved seat MP Rumeen Farhana also made similar announcement amid huge cheer from the party activists.
From the stage, it was announced that Harunur Rashid from Chapainawabganj-3, and Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan from Brahmanbaria-2 have also "resigned" from their positions.
While addressing the rally, Rumeen Farhana said, "All seven lawmakers have emailed their resignation letters to the Speaker. As the parliament is closed today, we will submit our resignations in writing tomorrow."
"We wanted to raise voice in support of the people at the parliament. But we were barred from speaking time and again. There's no point in staying in this parliament," she added.
Meanwhile, Harunur Rashid, who is now in Australia, told The Daily Star over phone, "I have already signed my resignation letter as per the party decision."
Earlier on October 30, party's secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced that the party lawmakers are ready to resign from the parliament.