Ershad off to India to visit ancestral home

Ershad off to India to visit ancestral home

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Rangpur – Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad went to his ancestral home in India’s Cooch Behar on Sunday on a five-day visit.
“Our chairman left Bangladesh through Burimari Land Port for Dinhata in Cooch Behar district in India around 2pm,” Jatiya Party Rangpur City unit president Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa told UNB. UNB news agency reported
He said Ershad went there at the invitation of one of his cousins to join a family programme.
Jatiya Party secretary general Ruhul Amin Hawlader and seven other party leaders are accompanying him.
He is scheduled to return home on April 27 through the land port, Mostafa added.
UNB Lalmonirhat correspondent adds: The Jatiya Party chief hoped that the solution to the Teesta water sharing problem with India will be resolved during the tenure of the current government.
He came up with the remarks while talking to his party leaders and activists before starting his India tour.
Ershad also hoped that India will take proper steps to sign the Teesta deal in the interest of Bangladeshi farmers.
About the next general election, he said their party is preparing to field candidates in 300 parliamentary constituencies.
The former military ruler also said he is visiting different districts and talking to grassroots leaders and activists to ensure good results for the party in the next polls.

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