The party earlier fixed November 30 for the council
Jatiya Party (JaPa) has set December 21 for its national council, shifting it from November 30.
JaPa Chairman GM Quader announced the new date at a preparation meeting of its student wing Jatiya Chhatra Samaj at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) in Dhaka on Wednesday.
"Although the date was fixed for November 30 for the national council, the venue IEB was not vacant for that date. Therefore, we postponed the national council to December 21,” Quader said.
On September 7, at a joint meeting attended by the party's presidium members, and members of the parliament, the date for the National Council of Jatiya Party was set for November 30.
“The leaders and activists of the party will elect their future leader at the council. I will accept whatever decision they take,” GM Quader said on that day.
The central council of the party will elect its chairman and the secretary general, he said.
JaPa chairman said: “Before the national council we want to hold the Jatiya Chhatra Samaj council in October.”
“We have heard a question numerous times if our party will survive in absence of HM Ershad? Yes this loss (Ershad’s death) is irrepairable, but the Jatiya Party is still united, not divided, and this has been proved,” he said.
“We were an associate power in Bangladesh politics and in the coming days we will be the leading power of the country,” he added.
JaPa Secretary General Mashiur Rahman Ranga, who was also present at the meeting, said: “Any leader of the party whose children ar active in other student organizations will not get party nomination for any of the parliamentary elections in the future.”
He, however, slammed some presidium members for creating conspiracy, saying: “Presidium members were not supposed to be in Dhaka or to conspire within the party. Presidium members must go to the districts to organize party activities."
“I will shape the party up or will quit my duties” he said.
To the ruling Awami League, he said: “There's no reason to think that we will do what ever you say although we had completed in last national election jointly.
“We will work together in the next four years. But, in 2023, we will make GM Quader the Prime Minister of the country.” he said.
JaPa presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, among others, spoke on the occasion while Jamal Uddin, convener of the Jatiya Chhatra Samaj council preparation committee, presided over the meeting.