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The BNP constitution is being amended to spell out the job responsibilities of the senior vice-chairman, currently having Tarique Rahman in that position, Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, a standing committee member, informed on Monday.

“We have made Tarique Rahman inactive organisationally in the party as he was not assigned any specific duty… So, we want to fix Tarique Rahman’s job responsibility and make him more active in the party,” he told a discussion at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

The BNP leader added that a proposal regarding Tarique’s responsibilities in the party would be placed before Begum Zia. “Then the party leaders and activists will know what the job responsibilities of Tarique Rahman are, and party leaders can communicate with him accordingly.”

Before the March 19 BNP national council, Begum Zia and Tarique Rahman have already been elected uncontested as the party chief and the senior vice-chairman respectively.