BNP has failed to hold workshops in three-quarters of its organisational districts as BNP central high command forcefully took decisions without holding discussions with root-level leaders, according to the party’s central sources.
To strengthen the party, its central committee planned to hold organisational workshops in the 77 districts from April 18 to May 7, but only 19 of the districts complied.
Party sources said the plan failed due to root-level internal feuds, new committees, and “a lack of respect for central instructions”.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the party’s national committee will visit all district committees and listen to the root-level leaders’ objections, observations, and suggestions for the party.
The workshop was conducted in several districts, including Noakhali Sadar where it was led by party vice-chairman Mohammad Shajahan.
“As per party central instructions, we are working for the party and conducting workshops in the districts,” Shajahan told the Dhaka Tribune.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia called a meeting of standing committee members on Monday to discuss several issues, including Vision 2030 and the reasons behind the failure to hold the workshops in most districts.
Earlier, on April 18, BNP formed 51 teams consisting of standing committee members, vice-chairpersons, advisory committee members, a joint-secretary body and organising committee members.