City BNP convenor Muniruzzaman Khan said the candidates who have turned out will formally request to withdraw their candidature. If they do not comply then whatever decision is taken from the Center will be implemented. Speaking to Pratham Aalo, Acting Organizing Secretary of Barishal Division of BNP, Bilkis Akhtar said, show cause notices will be issued to those who have submitted their nomination papers. Even after that if they do not withdraw the candidature then action will be taken like other cities.
For the post of corporator, only two BNP leaders settled in the party office in Khulna have submitted their nomination papers. But they are in a dilemma as to what they will ultimately do. In such a situation, Khulna BNP has got some relief.
In the 2018 election, the Awami League won 12 out of 31 wards and the BNP won nine. In the remaining 10 wards, the rebel candidates of Awami League and independent candidates won the councilor posts. And 10 out of 10 women councilors on reserved seats were from the BNP. Six of these 10 BNP councilors have joined the Awami League. All of them are in the fray this time again, but not with the BNP identity.
Councilor of Ward 24 won with the support of BNP in the last election. Shamsher Ali currently does not hold any position in the party. He said, “BNP is a people-oriented party. It always gives priority to the wishes of the people. I have been a corporator for two consecutive terms. I have chosen to give priority to the wishes of the people and have decided to participate in the elections.” Even in these difficult circumstances.”