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Former Foreign Minister Morshed Khan quits BNP

Former Foreign Minister Morshed Khan quits BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party - BNP Vice-Chairman and former Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan has quit party on personal ground. He sent his resignation letter to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir through BNP’s Nayapaltan headquarters on Tuesday (Nov 5) night, local media reported.

Contacted, Khan said he left BNP due to personal reasons.

“Considering the overall situation, I felt I have nothing more to contribute to the party. That’s why I’ve decided to step down,” he said, hoping that the young leaders will take the party forward.

Khan also expressed his grievance over the way BNP is now being run. “A big and popular party like BNP is now run through Skype. It’s very painful and regrettable,” he said.

Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, has been acting as the party chief since she was jailed for corruption last year. He has been staying in London for over a decade now and takes part in important party meetings via Skype.

BNP Nayapaltan central office sources said Morshed Khan’s personal secretary took the resignation letter to the office on Tuesday night and handed it over to BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

Morshed Khan remained inactive in BNP’s politics since 1/11 political changeover in 2007.

He became the Foreign Minister after he had been elected in the 8th National Election held in 2001.