Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
|Founded||September 1, 1978|
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Bangladesh is a center-right nationalistic political party. It is one of the main political parties in the country. Bangladesh Nationalist Party found on September 1, 1978. The founder is Ziaur Rahman, who is Ex. President of the country. In the following presidential election 1978, with the goal of uniting the people around a nationalist agenda.
Since then, the BNP win four times national elections, including the second, fifth, sixth, and eighth. As well as two presidential elections in 1978 and 1981. With 116 seats in the 7th national election in June 1996, the BNP also holds the record for being the greatest minority in the history of parliamentary general elections. After the 2018 national election, BNP wins 9 MP seats in parliament.
The Nationalist Party (BNP) launched on September 1, 1978, following the presidential election of 1978. With 76 members, the party’s constitution was written in 21 days. Ziaur Rahman was the primary convener, and M. Hamidullah Khan was the Executive Secretary of the party. Dr. A. Q. M. Badruddoza Chowdhury as the Secretary General of BNP.
Following the general election in Bangladesh in 1979, the BNP create its first administration. The parliament convened for the first time on April 2, 1979. It chose Shah Azizur Rahman as Prime Minister and Parliamentary Leader. Mirza Ghulam Hafiz chooses the speaker of the parliament. Asaduzzaman Khan of the Awami League selects as the opposition’s leader.
It drew a considerable number of sympathizers and activists, who join the newly formed students and youth wings. Following the creation of the government, the first executive committee of the party announces. With 12 members, a national standing committee constitutes the party’s top decision-making body.
The ideology of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party
The fundamental theme of the party is Bangladeshi nationalism. It establishes a 19-point platform declaring “Bangladesh’s sovereign and freedom”. Although, the golden rewards of the historic liberation fight, are our sacred trust and inalienable right.
The people of Bangladesh desire to see an all-out faith and belief in the almighty Allah, democracy, nationalism, and capitalism in society. However, economic justice is represented in all aspects of national life, according to the BNP’s founding platform.
The BNP and its student wing were the main force behind the revolution against Ershad’s dictatorial leadership in 1990. However the result in the regime’s fall and the establishment of democracy in Bangladesh. Begum Khaleda Zia, the chairperson of BNP since 1983, was selected as the first female Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The 2nd female Prime Minister of a Muslim majority country after Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan.