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Khaleda fails as BNP chief, says Maya

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 Staff Reporter Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Monday urged Khaleda Zia to quit BNP chairperson’s post for what he said her failure to rally her party followers on the streets by calling a hartal. “The entire Dhaka city was under Awami League’s control. BNP enforced the hartal, but Awami League men were there on the streets. Khaleda failed to rally her party leaders and activists on the streets. So she should resign,” he said. Maya, also the general secretary of Awami League Dhaka city unit, said this while addressing an anti-hartal gathering in front of Awami League office at Bangabandhu Avenue organized by Sommilito Awami Samarthak Gosthi. Pointing at Khaleda Zia, he said, “You’ve lost the ground beneath your feet. Now there’ll be no dialogue…there’ll be no election before 2019.” Awami League publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said Khaleda Zia enforced today’s (Monday’s) hartal in a bid to resist the imminent split of her party-led alliance. Awami League Dhaka city unit vice-president Foyez Uddin Miah, among others, spoke at the programme held with Sammilita Awami Samarthak Gosthi convener Abdul Haque in the chair.