The ruling Awami League party announced the names of the full central committee
on Thursday night. It was a surprise to many to see several imporatn party
veterans like Amir Hossain Amu, Abdur Razzaq, Tofail Ahmed and Suranjit
Sengupta being excluded from membership in the core policy committee.
Instead, there were six new inductees into the fifteen-member presidium
committee: Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Raziuddin Ahmed Razu, Abdul Latif Siddiqui,
Satish Chandra Roy, Sahara Khatun and Obaidul Quader.
Abdul Jalil, who resigned as the party’s general secretary days before the national
council, has not been included in the advisory council.
The committee confirms speculations that those who had attempted party
reforms after the 1/11 government takeover were being excluded from the upper
echelons of the party.
Their successors to the posts are Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Ahmmad Hossain,
Mejbahuddin Siraj, BM Mozammel Haque, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Abu Sayeed Swapan
and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury.
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and Mahbubul Alam Hanif have been made joint
general secretaries. Obaidul Quader and Syed Ashraful Islam held the posts in
the last committee.
Newly elected General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam unveiled the committee
at a press briefing at Jamuna, prime minister's official residence.