Dhaka – The opposition Jatiyo Party has strike a compromise over holding position in the top leadership apparently to prevent a split that was seemed imminent after the death of its founder Hussain Muhammad Ershad, a former military dictator.
According to the latest compromise, Ghulam Muhammad Quader, one of the brothers of Ershad, will hold the position of chairman of the party while Raushan Ershad, the widow of Ershad, will be the leader of the opposition in parliament.
Jatiyo Party secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga came up with the latest development of his party after its top leaders resolved the compromise formula on Sunday, three days after Raushan was declared the party’s chief.
Ershad, who was head of the party until his death on July 14, wished his brother will succeed him, but a group of party leaders on Thursday announced Raushan as the party chief.
“We have resolved the contention over the position of party chief,” Ranga said at a press conference in Dhaka.
He added that the party candidacy for the by-election to Rangpur-3 constituency would be decided by the party chairman and the secretary general.
The parliamentary constituency fell vacant after the death of Ershad. Saad Ersahd, the eldest son of Ershad, wanted to contest the by-election.
But Ranga said there was some opposition to the proposal.