Former Prime Minister and BNP
Chairperson Khaleda Zia refused on Sunday the party's standing committee
offering her to head the party for her life.
In a statement issued on Sunday evening Khaleda Zia said that as a
democratic party, BNP always runs by its constitution and there is no provision
in the constitution to lead the party or hold any party post for life. Khaleda
Zia said that the proposal to make her a lifetime head of the party was merely
an expression of emotion at a given time. She also said that she was politely
refusing to accept the life long Chairpersonshop of the party. She does not
think that leadership is a matter of Permanent Settlement.
Earlier on Saturday the national standing committee of the party passed
a rsolution in their meeting that Khaleda will lead the party for life.