Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has turned down the call of Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and party’s senior presidium member Begum Raushan Ershad to ‘reconsider’ his decision that brought changes in top posts.“There’s no chance to change my decision,” Ershad said in a letter sent to Raushan Ershad on Sunday responding to her statement made earlier on Saturday.
Raushan, in her statement, termed ‘undemocratic’ party chief HM Ershad’s decisions to make his brother GM Quader the party’s co-chairman and change the party’s secretary general.
She also hoped that Ershad would revise his decisions in the interest of the party’s greater unity and making it more organised and strong.
“As senior presidium member you can request party chairman for consideration of your call. That’s your organisational rights. But I’m sorry as I couldn’t consider your proposal in the interest of the party. I hope you’ll also consider overall situation,” the JP chief wrote.
He assured Raushan that there would be no ‘conflict and disunity’ in the party and mentioned that they would be able to take forward the party in united way.
“You’re leading parliamentary team, I’m in party leadership. Our joint efforts will help party march ahead in the coming days, Inshallah,” Ershad further wrote.
The JP chairman also thanked Raushan for removing ‘confusion’ over ‘acting chairman’ issue as she said the issue of making her Jatiya Party acting chairman was not discussed in party’s joint meeting.
Reminding her of party’s organisational structure, Ershad said there is no necessity to take opinion from any wing other than presidium wing in taking party decision and implementation.
Earlier, Ershad at a press conference at the party’s Rangpur office announced his younger brother GM Quader as the party’s co-chairman.
Opposing Ershad’s decision, JP presidium member and then secretary general Ziauddin Bablu named Raushan the acting chairman of the party the following day.
Bablu claimed that the decision was taken at a joint meeting of the party’s presidium and parliamentary party members at Raushan’s residence.
Aggrieved at Bablu’s move, Ershad at an emergency press conference at his Banani office on Tuesday removed Bablu as the party secretary general and replaced him with Ruhul Amin Howlader.