JP to take part in next general election unilaterally: Ershad

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on September 09, 2018

Jatiya Party chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad on Saturday said that his party would take part in the next general election unilaterally to go to power.
While addressing a joint meeting of the party on the Engineers Institution of Bangladesh premises 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 taking part in the election unilaterally.’
The people were fed up with the Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party as they failed to fulfil the aspirations of the people and ensure good governance in the country, said the former president HM Ershad, also special envoy to prime minister Sheikh Hasina.  
The people were eagerly waiting for a change in power and they are ready to support the Jatiya Party to bring in power again, Ershad said.
JP 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 preparation 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.
ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader, secretary general of the party, called on the party leaders and activists to join the grand rally of the party scheduled to be held on October 6 at Suhrawardy Udyan.
Most of the district leaders opined 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-president Jahirul Islam, among others, spoke at the meeting.
Several hundred party leaders and activists from across the country took part at the meeting with banners and festoons.