Two military-officer-turned BNP leaders have resigned from the party on personal and health grounds.
BNP’s ex-forest and environment affairs secretary Col (retd) Shahjahan Mia and the party’s central executive committee member Major (retd) Hanif submitted their resignation letters on Monday, party sources said.
In his resignation letter addressing party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Shahjahan said he decided to step down from all the posts of BNP, including primary membership, due to health reasons. He also sent a copy of his resignation letter to the media.
Contacted, another BNP leader Hanif said he along with Shahjahan went to the BNP’s central office on Monday and submitted their resignation letters.
Hanif said he cited personal and health reasons behind his decision to leave the party.
However, BNP acting office secretary and its organising secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince said he has heard about it, “I didn’t see the resignation letters as it seems to be sent to the party secretary general. We don’t open the letters and documents that are sent to the party acting chairman and secretary general.”
A party central leader said the two leaders quit the party due to disagreement with the top party leadership and for not being properly evaluated.
BNP standing committee member Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman and vice chairman Morshed Khan and some other party leaders left BNP at different times in the past, reports UNB.