BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sat in a meeting with her party’s senior leaders, including standing committee members, tonight (Wednesday night) to discuss the country’s latest political situation and the upcoming municipality polls.
The meeting began around 9pm at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
BNP standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman, ASM Hannan Shah, Jamiruddin Sircar, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Gayeswar Chandra Roy, vice chairmen Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yousuf, Abdullah Al Noman, Hafijuddin Ahmed, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Selima Rahman, chairperson’s advisers Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Osman Farroque, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, joint secretary general M Shahjahan and BNP spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon, among others, joined the meeting with Khaleda in the chair.
It is Khaleda’s first meeting with her party’s leaders since her return from London after over two months of stay there.
Party insiders said the BNP chief convened the meeting to discuss the country’s overall situation and work out the party’s next course of action.
They said Khaleda will seek opinions of the senior leaders about joining the municipality polls billed for December 30 and finalise the decision in this regard.
Returning home from London on November 21, Khaleda attended her Gulshan office on Tuesday night and decided to hold the meeting with the senior leaders of her party.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Tuesday announced that elections to 234 municipalities across the country will be held on December 30.
The municipal elections will partly be held under party line for the first time as Parliament passed the Local Government (Municipality) (Amendment) Bill 2015 on November 19, paving the path for mayoral candidates to contest the elections with party symbols.