High-ups of BNP said the Bikalpa Dhara leader and former President Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury is repeatedly trying to foil the process of unity among BNP and the United Front and the national unity. They believe Mahi B Chowdhury is acting as an agent of the government to thwart this process. As a result, today morning, BNP leaders telephoned Dr. Kamal Hossain and gave a new condition to join the national unity. They said that if he wants BNP in the unity, he must exclude Mahi B Chowdhury. BNP will not fall in the trap of Mahi. BNP is trying to form national unity excluding Bikalpa Dhara.
It is to be noted that the scheduled meeting of BNP and the United Front was not held yesterday. Today morning, Bikalpa Dhara, an alliance partner of the United Front, came up with a new condition. The condition is, since Tarique Zia was convicted in the August 21 grenade attack case and given life sentence, he is a fugitive. And so, Bikalpa Dhara cannot sit with a murderer who has been convicted by the court. Mahi B Chowdhury gave a condition to BNP on behalf of the United Front that if it wants to join the national unity process, it must remove Tarique from BNP’s leadership role.