Khaleda Zia's new government model, unveiled at the BNP's council on Saturday, took many of her party's policymakers by surprise as they claimed to have been kept in the dark about it until its disclosure.
If voted to power, the BNP will ensure a balance of power in the executive branch of the government by bringing necessary amendments to the constitution, party chief Khaleda Zia said yesterday. “In recent years, people have had a deep realisation that the absolute executive authority of prime minister has given rise to a despotic and authoritarian rule,” she said, addressing her party's national council in the capital.
The BNP holds its national council today with the theme of freeing democracy from captivity, but democratic practice in its own home has remained absent since its birth in 1978.
With the aim to return to "positive politics", the BNP holds its long-awaited sixth triennial national council today, more than six years
Ahead of the party's sixth national council, the BNP yesterday announced the schedule for elections to its top two posts -- chairperson and senior vice-chairman.
The BNP has amended its constitution to include a provision for electing the senior vice-chairman through an election during the party's sixth national council on March 19.
BNP brings amendment to its constitution putting the post of senior vice-chairman, currently occupied by Tarique Rahman, in contest for council election.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says the party’s national council would be held by March to strengthen its organisational activities across the country.