Awami League’s Publicity and Publications Secretary Hasan Mahmud yesterday described the upcoming council of the BNP as a mere eyewash.
“This is because they have again selected the mother and son – Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman – to hold the two top posts of the party,” he said while addressing a rally organised by Shadhinata Parishad in front of the National Press Club in the capital.
“The leadership of a political party is to be determined through national councils. The BNP is to hold its council on March 19 but reports say Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman will retain their posts as the party’s chairperson and senior vice-chairman,” Hasan said.
“It has been reported in the media that there will be no change in the leadership even though the council will be held. This proves that no democratic practice exists in the BNP.”
The Awami League leader said the council could suffer from a lack of acceptability as Khaleda and Tarique would be elected chairperson and senior vice-chairman unopposed.