LDP splits

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:15, Nov 18, 2019 | Updated : 14:16, Nov 18, 2019

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), an ally in the BNP-led 20-party Alliance, has split with a group of its leaders who were dropped from the recently formed central committee by its founder Oli Ahmed, announcing a new party.
Former joint secretary general Shahdat Hossain Selim made the announcement before the media on Monday (Nov 18) at the National Press Club.
“It's not possible to do politics with Oli Ahmed any more. That's why we have formed a seven-strong coordination committee led by Abdul Karim Abbasi with me as its member secretary,” he said.
Selim said the panel will work out the next course of action through discussions with other party leaders and activists.
On Nov 9, Oli Ahmed formed a 203-member new committee of LDP leaving out Abbasi and Selim.
Abbasi was the presidium member while Selim was joint secretary general in the party’s previous committee.
In 2006, Oli left BNP and formed LDP with the then-Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury.
However, B Chowdhury quit LDP within a year and revived his party BDB following a conflict with Oli.