The BNP secretary general, Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, on Monday announced his plan for reforms in the party proposing drastic cut in the authority of the party chairperson.
He proposed electing the party chief by general majority of the councilors for a three-year term and the same person will not discharge duty for more than two terms or six years. Those who have already served the party as its chief for two terms or six years, the clause will be applicable for them too, the proposal said.
If the party chief takes oath as the prime minister or a cabinet minister, he or she will have to leave the party chief’s position. Anyone assuming the office of the prime minister will discuss the policy-making issues with the party chief and the standing committee in running the government and the parliament, the plan said.