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Thursday, October 29, 2015, Kartik 14, 1422 BS, Muharram 15, 1437 Hijri

Shamsher Mobin questions present BNP’s political ideals
Observer Online Desk
Published :Thursday, 29 October, 2015,  Time : 5:49 PM  View Count : 55
Hours after quitting BNP, Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury has said he doubts like many others how much the current BNP follows the ideals and thoughts of constructive politics based on which its late president Ziaur Rahman founded the party.

“There’s a question in my mind as in many others as to how BNP now follows the ideals of constructive politics with which Ziaur Rahman formed the party and moved it forward,” he said.

Talking to reporters at his city residence, Mobin said now there is a serious degradation in politics and this is totally unexpected.

He said like many others he is also in doubt how much democracy exists in the country. “Politicians are making many mistakes that people don’t expect. People want a healthy politics; they surely don’t want the politics of violence and repression.”

Mobin said politicians, no matter which parties they belong to, must do constructive politics ensuring people’s right to expression. “But, the approach and trend in Bangladesh politics has drastically changed.”

The diplomat-turned politician also said he, as a freedom fighter, will never back off from the Liberation War spirit and values.

About his sudden departure from politics, he said it is not now possible for him to give necessary time and efforts for doing
politics due to his physical condition.

Under the circumstances, Mobin said he has sent his resignation letter to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia through its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. “I’ve a received copy of the letter.”

Asked what if the BNP chief does not accept his resignation, he said it matters little whether his resignation is accepted or not as he is decided to engage in politics any more. “People do politics on their own and quit it accordingly. My resignation has come into effect the moment I sent the letter.”

Mobin said he cannot go to Bangkok for the treatment of his left eye and prostate problems as he was not issued a new passport for reason unknown though he applied for it in July last.


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