Saifur acting BNP chief, Hafiz secretary general
Tue, Oct 30th, 2007 12:45 am BdST - Source
Dhaka, Oct 29 (bdnews24.com) -- Former finance minister M Saifur Rahman Monday said he had been made acting chief of the BNP and Hafiz Uddin Ahmed had been appointed acting secretary general, in a major turn of events in the troubled party.
The announcement came from Saifur's press briefing after a meeting at his Gulshan home.
The decision taken at the BNP standing committee's meeting will be sent to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for approval.
Khandaker Delwar Hossain, earlier installed by Khaleda as secretary general, replaced Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan. Both remain the members of the standing committee.
Delwar was relieved of all responsibilities as secretary general for health reasons, according to the meeting decision, quoted by Saifur.
Bhuiyan, who was expelled as the secretary general by Khaleda in September, attended the meeting along with Chowdhury Tanveer Ahmed Siddiqui, RA Gani, Khandaker Mahbubuddin Ahmed, Mahbubur Rahman and M Shamsul Islam.