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Barrister Andaleeve’s BJP quits BNP alliance

  • Published at 09:52 pm May 6th, 2019
BNP candidate Andaleeve Rahman Partho
Photo of BNP candidate for Dhaka 17 constituency Andaleeve Rahman Partho collected from his official Facebook page

Two other parties left the BNP alliance in October 2018

Andaleeve Rahman Partho led Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) have announced that they leave BNP-led 20-party alliance.

In a press release issued Monday night, the BJP chairman said his party has ceased all political association with 20-party alliance over BNP MPs joining the parliament.

Partho told Dhaka Tribune: “Over the past six months, BNP has been engaging in politics of appeasement. First they first rejected the national elections, then their MPs go to the parliament to be sworn in. They have lost all credibility.

“The BJP will now focus on developing itself right now. We are no longer affiliated with the 20-party alliance.”

BJP was an active member of the BNP-led four-party alliance since 1999, and then with 20-party alliances, but the political activity of the alliance became stagnant after the Jatiya Oikya Front was formed, reads the statement.

Partho claimed opposition politics was monopolized by the Oikya Front before the December 30 polls, and afterwards no other party from the 20-party alliance except for BNP was involved in making any important political decisions.

who was the BNP candidate for Dhaka 17 candidate in the 11th parliamentary polls.

The statement further read that the meetings of 20-party alliance were called only for solidarity and concurrences.

Partho said the BNP and Oikya Front had lost their moral right to reject the December 30 elections by having their MPs in the parliament. 

Shairul Kabir Khan, a member of the BNP chairperson's press wing, said they were not notified until BJP issued the statement.

In October 2018, a faction of the Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP) and National Democratic Party (NDP) left the BNP-led 20-party alliance.