BNP’s General Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was humiliated because of agreeing with few issues with Jatiyo Oikko Front as those issues are not appreciated by the High Command of BNP. He has been insulted once again by the activists of his own. Recently he has permitted some war criminals’ children to compete in the parliamentary election. He was humiliated openly by his own party members for nominating ‘War Criminal’ Sayeedi’s second child named Shameem Sayeedi.
This humiliated event occurred on 18th November while Mirza Fakhrul was having a conversation with the journalists. Nomination candidates were waiting outside at that time to meet with him.
Source informed that, Mirza Fakhrul gave assurance to nominate a child of a war criminal from Pirojpur -1 constituency. He shared this information when he had been asked about the election of Jamayat. BNP applicants did not take it in a positive way.
At that time, Adviser of the chairperson Abdus Salam took side of Khaleda Zia’s former Adviser of Foreign Affairs Jahid F Sarder Sadi. He angrily opposed this decision and commented that, Mirza Fakhrul should take away his nomination; both of them involved in an argument when Mirza Fakhrul denied considering his opinion. Meanwhile, Gazi Nurujjaman Babul, President of Pirojpur district BNP got very excited and tried to injure Mirza Fakhrul physically. Later he commented that, BNP’s image is getting destroyed both domestically and internationally because of these kinds of actions. He expressed disgust to the senior leaders for not opposing this.
When Mirza Fakhrul was asked by a journalist about this, then Mirza Fakhrul felt embarrassed and shared his helplessness. He also requested the journalist not to publish it. He said, “Though I have been pressurized by Oikko Front and international influencers, but I am unable to take any step about it. Our leader’s (Tarique Rahman) decision is the final verdict. Besides, Madam Zia has permitted this as well.” He expressed his misery because his own party members are not taking it like the way he is accepting it.
Political Analyst and Professor Anwar Hossain of Dhaka University said that, “Mirza Fakhrul has a clean image in the political sector of Bangladesh. He does not possess the ideology to walk side by side with Jamayat and the war criminals. Actually, Tarique Rahman is controlling everything.” He also added that, dishonoring the senior leaders and ignoring the root level activists cannot do any better for the party as well as the nation.
Source informed that, Rois Ahmed, General Secretary of Rangpur district BNP insulted Mirza Fakhrul for accepting few debatable terms of Oikko Front. He also said that, he cannot participate in the election from Rangpur district because of Mirza Fakhrul’s devotion to Jamayat.
In the context, nomination candidate Mojaffar Hossain, President of Rangpur Mahanagar BNP said, “It is not acceptable, but Mirza Fakhrul took money from Jatiyo Oikko Front as bribe and now he distributing the seats as he wishes. Besides, he is nominating Jamayat activist and son of a war criminal, which has humiliated the whole party and hampered our image. Candidates are submitting their complaints to Tarique Rahman via Skype.
Meanwhile, Mojaffar Hossain and other BNP leaders are thinking that, BNP’s internal disagreement among the activists is getting worse day by day. As their demand is valid but higher authority is not agree to it, so root level activists are also reluctant to accept it.