Businesswoman Helena Jahangir has lost membership of the Awami League's subcommittee on women's affairs for her "involvement with" the "Bangladesh Awami Chakrijibi League," a group with no official connection with the ruling party.
"We have cancelled her membership as she breached rules," Meher Afroz Chumki, the ruling party's women affairs secretary, told the media Saturday.
Helena's name recently surfaced on social media as the president of the Chakrijibi League.
She also is a director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries and chair of Joyjatra TV.
Chakrijibi League says it has been seeking an official affiliation with the ruling party for two to three years.
However, the ruling party leaders say they have no connection with the organisation.