Ershad firm on boycotting polls, says GM Quader

Quader’s statement came a day after Presidium member Kazi Firoz Rashid had said Ershad had nodded his approval to participating in the polls

Jatiya Party Presidium member GM Quader yesterday reiterated that party Chairman HM Ershad was still determined not to take part in the upcoming 10th parliamentary elections.

Quader’s statement came a day after Presidium member Kazi Firoz Rashid had said Ershad had nodded his approval to participating in the polls under the leadership of his wife Rawshan Ershad.

“The party does not want to have any involvement in an uncontested victory,” Quader told reporters at his Uttara residence, explaining their stance against a section of party leaders.

“So, we applied for withdrawal of our nominations, but the government returned our applications citing errors in submission dates,” he said.