Hussain Muhammad Ershad died at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 89 on Sunday
Jatiya Party’s Rangpur unit leaders have demanded that former military dictator HM Ershad be buried either in Rangpur or beside the mausoleum of three leaders at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka.
Rangpur City Corporation Mayor Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa made the demand while addressing a media call on Sunday.
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“Before his death, Ershad expressed his wish to be buried at Palli Nibash, his Rangpur residence,” said Mostafa, who also serves as the party’s district unit chief.
He added that if he is buried at the military graveyard in Dhaka, the local leaders and general supporters will not be able to pay their respects.
Mostafa also demanded that Ershad be buried with the honour of a successful president.
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Hussain Muhammad Ershad died at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka at the age of 89 on Sunday.
He had been ill for the past eight months and underwent treatment at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital before the national polls on December 31.