Huda dissolves BNF
Despite being relieved of his duties as Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF) covener on May 10 for “anti-party activities”, Nazmul Huda yesterday announced dissolution of the party he had founded early this year.
“The party's chief coordinator, Abul Kalam Azad, is trying to divert the party's aim towards another direction. That is why I announced the dissolution,” Huda said at a press conference at his office in the capital.
However, Abul Kalam Azad said Huda, as an expelled leader, does not have the right to dissolve the party.
EC's Letter to Parties
The Election Commission backtracked on its move last week to send letters to registered political parties seeking updated information on 10 issues, including names of the president, general secretaries and contact persons, addresses of central offices, phone number and e-mail.
“We already have the information,” EC Secretary Muhammed Sadique told The Daily Star last night.
However, officials of the EC Secretariat said the August 1 High Court declaration, in response to a petition, stating Jamaat's registration with the EC illegal was one reason for not sending the letters. “As per the law, a letter should be sent to Jamaat because the EC has not yet cancelled its registration,” said an anonymity-seeking senior assistant secretary of the EC Secretariat.