Former foreign secretary and award-winning freedom fighter Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury has joined Bikalpadhara led by former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury.
Former Chatradal leader Golam Sarowar and former minister Nazim Uddin Al Azad also joined the party along with Chowdhury, who served as the foreign secretary between 2001 and 2005 during the BNP-Jamaat alliance government.
By joining Bikalpadhara Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, who retired from BNP politics as its vice-chairman in 2015, made a comeback in active politics. Shamsher Mobin was an army lieutenant in 1971. He was deputed to the foreign ministry after the Liberation War.
He served as foreign secretary between 2001 and 2005 during the BNP-Jamaat alliance government.
In 2008, he joined the BNP after being the Bangladesh ambassador to the United States for two years.
He was made a vice chairman after the BNP’s national convention in 2009. He was arrested in early 2015 during the BNP-led alliance’s violent blockade and later released on bail.
Milon was the first elected president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of BNP. He joined the Jatiya party later and was elected an MP from the Singair constituency. He served as a state minister during the Ershad government.
Former NAP chairman Zebel Rahman Gani, NDP Chairman KHandaker Golam Murtaza and Labour Party Secretary General Hamdullah Al Mehdi also expressed their solidarity with Bikalpadhara.