Leaders of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA)'s Pabna unit have divided into two groups over formation of the new committee of the doctors' association.
Terming the new committee illegal, general doctors at a press conference in Pabna town yesterday said there is no provision of forming such committee without holding election.
The new committee of Pabna BMA was formed recently with Dr Aslam Hossain Bishwas Masud as its president and Dr Aksad Al Masud Anan as secretary, agitating doctors led by the present committee President Dr Gulzar Hossain said.
“Secretary of the incumbent committee Dr Masud secretly formed an election committee first and then formed the new committee without holding any formal election. Dr Masud is also holding the president post of the new committee, which is unconstitutional,” Dr Golzar said.
Members of the new committee didn't follow the constitutional rule while forming the committee secretly on August 13 and submitted it to BMA central unit for approval, Dr Golzar said, adding that nine out of 23 members of the present committee managed to get a post in the newly formed illegal committee.
While talking to The Daily Star, Dr Masud, however, refuted the allegation against him and said they formed the election commission on June 28 and announced the election schedule later on.
“We were declared winner unopposed as none others submitted their nomination papers to the commission,” the doctor said.