BNP’s partners left in the cold?

Aditto Rimon
Published : 11:59, Feb 11, 2019 | Updated : 12:00, Feb 11, 2019

There has not been any political activity of the BNP led 20 party alliance in the last one and a half months. The alliance partners said that after the 11 National Elections, they had a meeting with BNP. After that, there has not been any efforts to contact from the BNP.

In such a situation, most of the allies of the 20 party are attaching more importance to consolidating their own respective parties, said Andaleeve Rahman Partho, chairman of BJP.

Meanwhile, chairman of Bangladesh Islamic Party, Abu Taher Chowdhury, said, “There isn’t any activity of the alliance and we are not certain if we will remain in the pact or not.”

Khelafat Majlish is also giving attention to increasing the organizational power of the party. Party amir, principal Moulana Ishak, says, “No one contacted from BNP, but the pact is intact.”

Since there isn’t any programme we are concentrating to make the organisation more powerful, he added.

BNP and most of its allies have said they will not go into any polls under this government but one ally, Jatiya Gonotantrik Party is preparing to take part in the local government elections.

Acting president of the party, barrister Tasmia Pradhan, says, “We are preparing to take part in local government elections.”

Kalyan Party chairman, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, said, “The main ally of the pact is BNP which is busy with Jatiya Oikya Front and other programmes and we do not know of the next alliance meeting.”

Islami Aikkojot’s chairman, advocate Abdur Rakib, says, “We are concentrating in strengthening our party and then, we will have a national conference.”

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Muslim League’s president, A H Kamruzzaman Khan, said, “We will be restructuring our committees.”

Talking about the complaints of the allies, BNP standing committee member, Nazrul Islam Khan, said, “Everyone knows what happened in the elections; I was ill and we will sit with allies soon and discuss about a way forward.”