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Now 41 Sylhet BNP leaders get notice for contesting city polls

The notice recipients include independent mayoral candidate Salahuddin Rimon, district Chhatra Dal President Altaf Hossain Sumon and General Secretary Delwar Hossain Nadeem

Update : 06 Jun 2023, 04:24 PM

The BNP has issued show-cause notices against 41 leaders and activists, including the district unit Chhatra Dal president and general secretary, for participating in the upcoming Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) elections, disobeying the party decision. 

The recipients have been asked to explain why organizational action will not be taken against them within the next 24 hours.

BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi issued the notices separately on Saturday.

Sylhet Metropolitan BNP General Secretary Imdad Hossain Chowdhury confirmed the matter. He said the party will take strict organizational measures if the persons in question fail to give satisfactory answers.

The recipients are independent mayoral candidate Salahuddin Rimon, 36 people, including district Chhatra Dal President Altaf Hossain Sumon and General Secretary Delwar Hossain Nadeem, vying for general councillor posts, and four contesting for reserved councillor posts. 


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Rizvi said the BNP has decided not to participate in any election under this government. But being members of the party, the candidates have ignored the decision out of personal interest.

Earlier, the BNP issued show-cause notices to 19 candidates of the Barisal City Corporation election for the same reason in separate letters on Thursday. Those facing the notice include former central Chhatra Dal leader Kamrul Hasan, who is vying for the mayoral post as an independent candidate, and three Barisal city unit joint conveners and members of the BNP contesting for general councilor posts.

On the other hand, in the upcoming Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) election, slated for June 21, there are 12 BNP leaders for general councillor positions and three for reserved women councillor positions. Five of them are general councillors and two are reserved women councillors.

Earlier, in defiance of the party decision, 29 BNP leaders contested the Gazipur City Corporation election, with a dozen of them emerging victorious in the voting that saw a 48.75% turnout. All of them were expelled for life before the election, which took place on May 25.

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