Former foreign minister M Morshed Khan has resigned from the BNP as vice-chairman citing personal reasons.
“I have resigned due to personal reasons. After thinking long and hard, I’ve come to the conclusion that I have nothing more to contribute to the party. Therefore I’ve resigned from the party,” Morshed told bdnews24.com.
The senior politician also criticised the BNP’s leadership and said, “BNP is a massive party with huge popularity and public acceptance. This party is now running its operations over Skype. It’s turned into the ‘Bangladesh Nationalist Skype Party’. This is painful.”
“I believe the next generation must assume leadership roles within the party — that would be my recommendation.”
Morshed’s aide handed over the resignation letter to BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at the party headquarters in Naya Paltan on Tuesday, according to an office staffer.
But Rizvi said he was unaware of the matter when contacted.
Morshed was reportedly aggrieved by the BNP’s choice of candidate for the Chattogram-4 parliamentary seat as well as the structure of the local unit.
The party did not give him the ticket to contest the 11th general elections with Abu Sufiyan, the convener of the BNP’s Chattogram south district unit, getting the nod instead.
He has since remained in the wilderness although health issues have also restricted his appearances to party programmes after the 1/11 incident.