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BNP to submit names to search committee Tuesday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will submit the list of names for reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday.

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi and BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s personal secretary ABM Abdus Sattar to submit the list of names around 11:00am.

Earliar, BNP in consultation with its allies on Monday night finalised the list of names for submission to the search committee for reconstitution of the Election Commission.

Before finalising the party list, BNP checked the proposed names of its alliance components at party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, party sources said.

BNP standing committee member Mahbubur Rahman said they would submit a list of five names to the search committee

A top leader of a component of the BNP-led alliance said that they argued with BNP leaders over sending separate names of their choice.

Khaleda Zia arrived at her office at around 9:40pm and finalised her party list of potential names for EC, sources said.

Earlier, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul at secretary general-level meeting of the alliance at BNP central office urged the allies, particularly those which sat with President Abdul Hamid on EC reconstitution to come with their proposed names at Khaleda Zia‘s Gulshan office in the night, an alliance leader said.

Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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