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Ershad hints at plans to quit as PM’s envoy

  • Published at 09:14 pm January 17th, 2016

Hinting that he will soon seek relief from the prime minister’s special envoy assignment, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has appointed his younger brother GM Quader as the party’s co-chairman.

“I’ll meet the prime minister to seek relief from her special envoy assignment,” he said at a press conference at Jatiya Party’s local office in Rangpur last night, reported UNB.

He also urged Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud and State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga, who were both drawn from his party, to step down.

Ershad, also Special Envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said GM Quader, a former minister, will act as the JaPa chairman in his absence. 

Ershad, a former military ruler, said it is not possible to play the opposition’s role in parliament by holding a minister’s post.

The JaPa chief announced to hold his party’s national council in April this year.

He formed a preparatory committee with GM Quader as its convener and Ruhul Amin Hawladar as member secretary to successfully hold the council.