Quazi Salimul Haq Kamal, popularly known as Quazi Kamal, who was made an executive committee member, stepped down from his post on Wednesday claiming that controversial leaders have been named in the party’s standing and executive committees.
The former MP from Magura-2 constituency sent his resignation letter to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia through an email as he is currently abroad.
He also sent a copy of his resignation letter to Magura Press Club around 12 noon.
Pointing finger at Netai Roy Chowdhury, Quazi Kamal in his resignation letter said, “A person, who had played a controversial role during the 1/11 political changeover, has been made party vice chairman. This person has divided Magura district BNP by creating groups.”
“Besides, it’s also not possible for me to do politics by denting my dignity with some people who have been made BNP standing committee members,” he further wrote.
Quazi Kamal was elected MP from Magura-2 seat with BNP ticket in the much-talked-about Magura bye-polls in 1994.
He was also elected MP from the same seat in 2001, and later made Magura BNP president the same year.
Earlier, on Saturday, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the full list of the party’s national executive committee, vice chairmen, advisers and standing committee members at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka.
Hours after the announcement, newly made party vice chairman Mosaddek Ali Falu and assistant publicity affairs secretary Shamimur Rahman Shamim resigned from their respective posts.
Abdullah Al Noman, another leader who was made a vice chairman, also stepped down from his post on Monday.