Interview of BNP nomination aspirants has started from this (Sunday) morning and the session is taking place at BNP Chairperson`s Gulshan’s political office. Senior BNP leaders are in the panel of nomination board for taking the interviews. But Tarique Zia is taking the main interview. It has been seen in the meeting of BNP nomination board that senior leaders are sitting, and the direct video of Tarique Zia is being shown on the big screen through a projector. The photos and videos of Tarique Zia taking interviews has been published in electronic and online media from this morning.
Oikya Front convener and top leader Dr Kamal Hossain already expressed his dissatisfaction over the issue. Shortly after the starting of the interview, Dr Kamal made a telephone call to BNP secretary-general and Oikya Front spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Dr Kamal expressed his discontent on Tarique Zia`s involvement in the interview process on behalf of the other partners of Oikya Front.
Dr. Kamal said to Mirza Fakhrul, ``It was determined that you will keep Tarique Zia aside before the election. If Tarique does everything, even gets the power to give nomination then why do I need to stay? Leave me."
It is learned that BNP`s condition with Oikya Front was that Tarique Zia would be completely absent in the entire election process. Because there are many national and international objections on Tarique Zia. And that is why Dr Kamal was brought in the front.
It is learned that BNP leaders and activists have been encouraged after Tarique took the interview of nomination aspirants. However, there is a negative attitude among the general public regarding the formation of the coalition. Several embassies in Bangladesh contacted with Dr Kamal this morning over Tarique Zia`s involvement in the nomination selection process. The embassies wanted to know, who is the leader of Jatiya Oikya Front? Dr Kamal Hossain or Tarique Zia?