The Nationalist Democratic Movement (NDM) (Bengali: জাতীয়তাবাদী গণতান্ত্রিক আন্দোলন- এনডিএম) is a political party in Bangladesh. It was officially launched on 23 April 2017 with the sole purpose of returning the power of government to the hands of the citizenry. It is a broad based party that practices inclusive politics and champions democracy and citizen’s rights, and the nation’s inherent national values. Its ideology is defined by its leaders as one based on their definition of Bangladeshi Nationalism. It identifies as centrist.
Nationalist Democratic Movement – NDM has its origins in the ShopnerDesh movement started by party founder and Chairman, Bobby Hajjaj. The erosion of political values, centralization of party power, and the abeyance of democratic norms, were reasons stated by party leaders for their formation of the party. Party Chairman along with other current members of the NDM’s National Executive Committee started work on launching the party at a national scale in midyear 2016 and on 23 April 2017 they officially launched the party. According to party leadership NDM had the biggest launch of any political party in Bangladesh with representatives from over thirty districts convening for the official launch in Dhaka.