SQ Chowdhury , the candidate for the post of OIC Secretary General, described his defeat as a victory for Israeli-American interests. "The country that won is the only OIC member to have diplomatic relations with Israel when Palestinians are being killed like flies. It is a member of Nato but is yet to sign the charter of the OIC," he added.
Meanwhile, opposition parties, former diplomats, and social organisations said Bangladesh's nomination of an 'inappropriate candidate' led to its loss of the prestigious post of OIC secretary general. Mr Chowdhury is highly criticised in Bangladesh for his role in the Liberation War in 1971.