Jatiya Party will contest polls unilaterally: Ershad

Staff Correspondent | Published at 03:15pm on September 08, 2018

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Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad addresses a joint meeting of the party at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Saturday.-- New Age photo

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said that his party will take part in the next general election unilaterally to assume office.

While addressing at a joint meeting of the party at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in Dhaka, the former military dictator said, ‘Jatiya Party will not be used as a ladder for any political party in next general election and the party is ready for contesting the election unilaterally.’

The people are fed up with the Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party as they failed to fulfill their aspirations and ensure good governance in the country, the former president HM Ershad said.

The people are eagerly waiting for change in power and they are ready to   support the  Jatiya Party to bring in power again, he said.

Jatiya Party organised the joint meeting where the district leaders and activist joined from across the country.

Ershad called on the party leaders and activists to take preparations for taking part in the 300 constituencies and to revamp the organisational capacities of the party.

Senior co-chairman of the party and also the leader of the opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad said that Jatiya Party would not be opposition in future and it would go in power unilaterally in next general election scheduled in December.

The party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader called on the party leaders and activists to join the grand rally of the party scheduled to be held on October 6 at Suharawardy Udyan.

Most of the district leaders were of the opinion that the party should take part in the next general polls unilaterally and some said that the party should be partner of the Awami League led grand alliance again.

Chaired by HM Ershad, co-chairman of the party Golam Mohammad Quader, presidium members Anisul Islam Mahmud, Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Mosiur Rahman Ranga, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Fakhrul Imam, Sheikh Sirajul Islam, vice-chairman Jahirul Islam and others spoke at the meeting.

Several hundred party leaders and activists from across the country took part at the meeting with banners and festoons.