Khaleda-Tarique elected as chairperson, vice-chairman unopposed of BNP

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Dhaka, Mar 6: Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman have been elected unopposed as chairperson and senior vice-chairman respectively of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) again.

A three-member Election Commission formed by the party to conduct the election headed by Jamiruddin Sircar, announced them elected unopposed on Sunday.

Standing committee member of BNP who headed for the voting of these two posts, made the announcement saying that Sunday was the last date for withdrawing nomination for the posts of the party’s chairman and senior vice-chairman ahead of BNP’s central council scheduled to be held on March 19.

“As there is no any contestant for the posts—so they are re-elected as chairperson and senior vice-chairman respectively unopposed of the party,” he said.

BNP has already given permission to hold its council in the Engineers’ Institute in Dhaka. However, BNP is still hopeful to secure the outdoor venue Suhrawardy Udyan.

Khaleda Zia was the two-time prime minister of Bangladesh. Tarique Rahman, who has been staying in London for the past eight years, has been at his post since the last council of BNP nine years ago.

BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s wife Khaleda Zia has been serving as the party chairperson since 1984. In the last council held in 2009, her eldest son Tarique Rahman was elected as the party’s senior vice-chairman.

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