Huda quits BNPStaff Correspondent
Former minister Nazmul Huda on Wednesday resigned from BNP.
Known for his controversial utterances, Huda said he quit the main opposition party as BNP chairperson and the leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia did not take his
advice for starting a dialogue with prime minister Sheikh Hasina to end the country’s politics of confrontation.
‘I had declared earlier that I would resign from BNP if the party chairperson did not take my advice,’ Huda, a lawyer by profession, told reporters at his chamber at Topkhana Road in the city.
‘My deadline ended on June 5. So I had no option but to resign,’ Huda said.
He said that he was forced to quit BNP,’ he said.
He said that he always thought that he would not be forced to quit BNP.
‘But I have been proved wrong,’ he said, reading out his letter of resignation.
He said that it goes to prove that he failed to evaluate the political situation in making the call for taking the initiative for dialogue with the government of prime minister Sheikh Hasina by June 5.
Huda said he sent his letter of resignation to BNP chairperson at her Gulshan office.
Earlier, Huda was expelled from BNP a number of times for breaking party discipline.
He also quit BNP at least once earlier.
He was state minister for information in BNP government from in 1991.
Huda was sacked as state minister for information for his lose talk in 1995.
He served the BNP-led government from 2001-2006 as the communications minister.
Huda is known for causing embarrassment to his party, said political observers.
Huda was thrown out of BNP as its vice chairman in 2010 for going against the party line.
On April 6, 2011, BNP took him back as a primary member.
On May 23, Huda publicly gave an ultimatum to Khaleda Zia to invite prime minister to a dialogue by June 5, saying he would quit the party if the ultimatum was not met.
He never cared to discuss the issue at any party forum before issuing the ultimatum in a public statement, said party sources.
Justifying his stand to quit the BNP, Huda said he was not being able to purge the party now ‘in the clutch of a bunch of ghosts’.
In his resignation letter, Huda requested Khaleda Zia to cautious about a party standing committee member.
He obviously referred to Moudud Ahmed without mentioning his name.
He said that he had no desire to do politics of BNP, with a former Jatiya Party leader in the front seat.
Without naming Moudud, Huda requested Khaleda Zia to be cautious of him.
In his resignation letter Huda said that, he [Moudud] held all the positions in the government except that of prime minister in the parliamentary system.
‘He knows how to sideline you,’ Huda said in his resignation letter cautioning the party chairperson against Moudud’s scheming.
Huda said he would continue his efforts to purge BNP, taking the party men now out of the party to make it ‘strong and free from corruption.’
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