Ershad asks if govt afraid to quit power fearing reprisals

Staff Correspondent

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, on Saturday asked the ruling Awami League whether it was afraid to quit the power fearing death and repression.
He posed the question while addressing a rally organised by of greater Dhaka district unit of the party at Banani play ground in the capital.
Ershad said that his party, a major partner of the ruling alliance,
would contest in the next general elections alone to come to power to serve people.
In response to media reports about his meeting with Bangladsh Nationalist Party chairperson
Khaleda Zia in Singapore, he said, ‘Is there anything wrong if I meet with Khaleda Zia? She is not my enemy, rather political opponent.’
Ershad alleged that
the Jatiya Party got nothing but deprivation from the AL-led alliance government.
He claimed that the ruling alliance had come to power because of his support and he no longer wanted to be used as a spring board of taking over power by any party.
Chaired by Dhaka north city unit president SM Foysal Chisty, the rally was addressed, among others, by presidium members Rowshan Ershad and Kazi Zafar Ahmed and secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader.

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