The BNP faction led by Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan holds a meeting on Saturday to assert its sway over the party councillors.
Reports say the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) members and former lawmakers would meet in preparation for a council as soon as possible to settle the leadership issue.
To be followed by iftar, the meeting will be held at a convention centre in Gulshan at 2:00 pm local time. Leaders said Bhuiyan would brief the partymen about the latest developments and explain the initiatives that he has taken in response to those. Meanwhile, Brig Gen (retd) Hannan Shah, who recently announced that they (pro-Khaleda group) would arrange a grassroots level leaders' meeting in the capital after the Ramadan, raised question about the source of money being spent by the Bhuiyan group in arranging the meet. Identifying himself as the 'chief co-ordinator' of the BNP, Hannan said he hopes leaders and workers down to the grassroots level would be invited to any meeting to be held in the name of the party.