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What Ershad wants this time?

Published on : 10 July 2018, 02:24 PM
What Ershad wants this time?


Jatiya Party`s President Hussain Mohammad Ershad went to Singapore on Monday. Although it has been claimed that his visit is for the medical checkup but he has been accompanied by party’s secretary general A.B.M. Ruhul Amin Howlader MP, presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu MP and Major Md. Khaled Akhter (Ret.). So, the analysts think that there will be political meetings similar to the previous few times along with this medical checkup.

Earlier, Hussain Muhammad Ershad with top leaders of his party had several meetings with fugitive Tarique Zia`s representatives in Singapore.  According to several sources, the similar meetings will be held this time too.

Tarique Zia is trying hard to form a coalition with Jatiya Party for a long time. His representatives had several meetings with Ershad or his representatives in Singapore and Thailand. Tarique becomes adamant to have Jatiyo party even after having the 20-party alliance. BNP`s acting chairman has plenty of doubts about the popularity of the 20-party alliance. There is doubt that the 19 parties of this 20-party alliance cannot win in a single constituency.

Various sources said, earlier Ershad demanded Presidential post in order to create alliance with BNP. Ershad`s new demands have raised questions in the political arena. Ershad`s inclusion in the alliance can change the political context of Bangladesh. So the political analysts think that Ershad will not be pleased easily this time.

Along with incorporating in the alliance, Tarique wants to do something else with Ershad. BNP acting chairman wants Ershad`s alacrity over the release of imprisoned Begum Zia. In this case, Tarique wants to make Ershad vocal in exchange for money. Tarique thinks JaPa Chairman will be vocal on Begum Zia`s release for money.

Tarique`s initiatives to satisfy Ershad will be understood after his return to home. His speech will disclose the success of Tarique`s mission.