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Another ally leaves 20-party alliance today

7 allies desert the 20-party alliance so far

Published : 30 Sep 2021 09:54 PM | Updated : 02 Oct 2021 11:54 AM

Khelafat-e-Majlish, another ally of the BNP-Jamaat led 20 party alliance, is going to leave the alliance today (Friday), said sources in the party.

Alongside the Khelafat-e-Majlish, at least six parties have so far left the alliance in last two years. 

According to sources, Khelafat-e-Majlish, one of the Islamist parties, is going to make an announcement regarding their resignation from the 20-party alliance through a press conference scheduled to be held at a restaurant in the capital today.

The announcement is going to be made after a meeting of the party’s Majlish-e-Sura, the highest decision making forum of the party.

Party’s official sources said, they had been thinking of leaving the 20-party since last 2019 due to mistrust between BNP and Khelafat-e-Majlish. Several leaders of the party said, they are going to take the decision of leaving the 20-party alliance as this alliance is no more active and effective since few years last.

Besides, neither the BNP nor the 20-party alliance played any role even after the arrest of some of the leaders of Khelafat Majlish on different charges.

Earlier on July 14 this year, Zamiyat-e-Ulam-e-Islam left the alliance for the same reasons. In 2014, National Awami Party (NAP-Bhashani)-led by Sheikh Anwarul Huq left the alliance while National People’s Party (NPP) led by Shawkat Hossain Nilu also left the alliance in the same year.

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The Islami Oikya Jote also left the alliance and Bangladesh Jatiya Party led by Andalib Rahman Partha, and National Democratic Party (NDP) also left the alliance in the recent time through separate press conferences. 

The 20-party alliance led by BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami was formed in 2012 to fight against Awami League led 14-party grand alliance.

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