Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan resigned from the BNP after resigning from the National Assembly. He was the advisor to the Chairperson of BNP. Last Thursday night, he submitted his resignation letter to the party chairperson’s office. His son Mainul Hasan Bhuiyan confirmed this information to Prothom Alo.
Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan was elected Member of Parliament as the candidate of BNP in the 11th National Parliament Elections. On December 11, he resigned from the National Parliament. By-elections will be held on this vacant seat on February 1.
Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan has been associated with BNP politics since its inception. He has been elected Member of Parliament five times. He once served as a state minister as a technocrat.
According to several sources of BNP, in 1979, Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan was first elected as an independent candidate from Comilla-1 (a part of Nasirnagar and Sarail) and now Brahmanbaria-1 constituency. At that time he was the founder vice-president of Brahmanbaria BNP. He became an independent candidate without getting nomination from the party. Then in 1991 and 1996, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the party symbol of BNP.
In the 2001 elections, Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan gave up the seat to Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini, the top leader of the four-party alliance, then Secretary General of Islami Oikyajot. At that time, when the BNP-led four-party coalition government was formed, he was made a technocrat state minister.
Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan won the 2018 election with the symbol of a grain of rice. But he resigned from the post of member of Parliament on December 11 by party decision. By-election process is going on in the seat vacated by him.
Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan’s mobile phone was called by his son Mainul Hasan Bhuiyan. He told Prothom Alo, ‘My father has been with BNP politics since its inception. He is of age. Apart from that, my father was the district BNP president for 27 consecutive years. He is the advisor to the party chairperson. Resigned from the position of member of Parliament on the decision of the party. But since the last election, he is not asked anything about the central and district BNP.
Mentioning that his father’s advice is not being taken regarding the formation of his own upazila committee, he further said, ‘Even when he called the acting chairman of the party, he did not pick up. So my father has resigned from the party in order to have respect.’
When asked whether his father will be an independent candidate in the upcoming by-elections, Mainul Hasan said, “No such decision has been taken by our family yet.”