Activists from Asol BNP, a group claiming to be the true BNP, have again made a failed attempt to enter the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters, just weeks after a similar effort on January 2 resulted in Chhatra Dal leaders chasing away the men from Asol BNP.
Yesterday afternoon, around 20 Asol BNP men, led by their chief Kamrul Hasan Nasim, drove near the BNP central office on a pick-up van with loudspeakers playing slogans saying: “Bangabandhu is the father of our nation but we need a Ziaur Rahman.”
Hearing this, Chhatra Dal leaders and activists chased the men away and set their van on fire.
Witnesses said the incident took place around 4:30pm near the Ananda Bhaban Community Centre in Nayapaltan.
Nasim, the leader of Asol BNP, said he tried to enter the office as part of his efforts to reorganise the BNP, but others set their van on fire.