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BNP stalwarts discuss CJ’s sudden leave
In the wake of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha’s month-long leave on health grounds amid a row over the cancellation of the 16th constitutional amendment, BNP senior leaders held a marathon meeting on Tuesday night.
The over two-hour meeting that began around 8:15pm was held at BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir will brief reporters about the outcome of the meeting and the party’s reaction to the Chief Justice’s sudden leave at a press conference at 11am on Wednesday at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Mirza Fakhrul, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mahbubur Rahman, Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, vice-chairmen Abdullah Al Noman and Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, BNP joint secretary general Mahbubuddin Khokon, pro-BNP lawyers Zainul Abedin, AJ Mohammad Ali and Sanaullah Miah, among others, joined the meeting.
Meeting sources said the BNP leaders elaborately discussed various issues relating to the country’s latest political situation and the Chief Justice’s leave.
President Abdul Hamid made Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, the senior most judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, the acting Chief Justice as Sinha went on the leave.
On Monday, Law Minister Anisul Huq said Sinha went on a one-month leave on health grounds.