HM Ershad on Friday relieved his younger brother GM Quader of the party's co-chairman post
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has picked Rowshan Ershad, senior co-chairman of the party, as the deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, relieving GM Quader of the post.
"As chairman of Jatiya Party and leader of the opposition in the House, I am removing GM Quader from the post of deputy leader... Begum Rowshan Ershad has been nominated for the post," Ershad informed the media in a statement on Saturday.
The development came a day after the party Chairman relieved his brother GM Quader of the post of co-chairman of his party, saying that he has failed to discharge his duties and rather created divisions within the party.
The decision was taken as per the party charter, according to a statement issued by the party.
A proposal was also put to the Speaker of the House to take necessary steps, the release added.
"As Quader has completely failed to run the party, the party activities have lost pace, he [Quader] has created divisions within the party. As the party senior leaders expressed their unwillingness to work under his leadership, he has been relieved of party's organizational duty and the post of co-chairman in the interest of the organization," Ershad said on Friday.
He, however, said Quader will remain as the Jatiya Party presidium member as usual.