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Unhappy with poll results, JaPa will decide future role in House Wednesday

  • Published at 09:16 pm January 1st, 2019
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Jatiya Party (JaPa) Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga addresses a press briefing at JaPa’s Banani party office in Dhaka on Tuesday; January 01, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Speaking as chief guest Ranga said the party leaders are not satisfied with the election results as they expected to win more seats

Unhappy over the results of just concluded general election, the largest partner of the Awami League in the Grand Alliance – Jatiya Party (JaPa) – will decide whether to join parliament or not in a meeting scheduled to be held at about 11amon Wednesday. 

Jatiya Party (JaPa) Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga stated this while addressing a discussion meeting—at the party’s Banani office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Expressing his discontent over the election results, Ranga said today’s meeting will decide whether JaPa will stay with the government or in the opposition. 

They will hold another discussion with the Grand Alliance laterin this regard, he informed. 


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The newly-elected members of parliament and presidium members of the party are expected to attend the meeting to be held at the Banani office, party sources said.

Jatiya Party, which is a part of the Awami League-led Grand Alliance, secured 22 seats in the 2018 parliamentary election. Of which, 21 seats have been secured as part of the alliance and one from open candidate in Barisal.      

Speaking as chief guest Ranga said the party leaders are not satisfied with the election results as they expected to win more seats.

Jatiya Party being the second largest and strongest political party in the country has to work together to establish the party as a desired democratic one in future. 

“Our main objective is to reorganize and prepare from now on so that the party is voted to power in the next general election,” said Ranga, also state minister for LGRD. 

However, in a press brief at Secretariat, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu, while replying to a query confirmed that the party will remain as the main opposition in parliament. 

JaPa Presidium Member Masuda M Rashid Chowdhury, Vice-Chairman Rowshan Ara Mannan and Joint Secretary Golam Mohammad Raju, among other senior leaders, spoke at the meeting.