A splinter of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh has formed a new committee, leaving out AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Abdul Mannan and Mahi B Chowdhury. Advocate Shah Alam Badal, a leader of the new committee, made the announcement from a news conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday. Claiming that the new committee is the mainstream of Bikalpadhara, he announced a decision to join the Jatiya Oikya Front, an alliance led by Dr Kamal Hossain.
The latest move was born out of vengeance, as Bikalpadhara led by Badruddoza expelled Badal and other leaders.
The new committee was formed with a Dhaka University teacher, Nurul Amin Bepari, as its chief. Badal was made the general secretary and Shah Ahmed the vice president of the new committee. Names of other members will be announced later.
Badruddoza formed Bikalpadhara decades ago after being forced to leave the presidents office during Khaleda Zias rule.
Badruddoza moved to form a new alliance led by Dr Kamal as the 11th parliamentary election loomed on the horizon. But he attached some conditions, with one of them for the BNP to shun its ally Jamaat-e-Islami.
The BNP did not come up with any statement to clarify its position, nor did it sever its ties with the Islamist party. Meanwhile, Dr Kamal went ahead with his plan for a new alliance, leaving out Badruddoza and his party colleagues in a political rift.