Inputs sought from councillors for charter amendment: Rizvi
07 February 2016, Nirapad News: BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said their party has sought proposals from their party councillors to make their constitution time-befitting one through its amendment.
Speaking at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said there is a provision in BNP’s constitution to amend it before the party’s national council, and the councillors can propose for its amendment.
“We’ve sent a letter, singed by our acting secretary general, to our councillors to give their proposals, if they have any, for amendment to the party constitution,” Rizvi said.
He said the proposals of the councillors would be sent to a sub-committee to be formed for the amendment. “After reviewing the proposals, the committee will place those to the party chairperson. Later, the due process for the amendment will be followed.”
BNP has a plan to hold its national council on March 19 in the city where nearly its 3,000 councillors will elect their new leadership for the next three years. The last council of the party was held on December 8, 2009.
Rizvi said they have almost finalised the sub-committees for holding their council. “We’ll announce the names of the committees within a day or two.”
The BNP leader alleged that their party’s mayoral candidate for Bhola’s Charfassion municipality polls and his supporters are being intimidated by the ruling party men.
The elections to the Charfassion municipality will be held on February 15.
He said the concerned returning officer is not taking any action against those violating the election code of conduct despite lodging complaints.