Jatiya Party chief patron Raushan Ershad today “appointed” 16 JP leaders including her son Shad Ershad in different top-level posts of the party.
In a press release, Raushan, also leader of the opposition, said she appointed her son and another leader MA Sattar as the party’s co-chairman.
Raushan also included 11 other leaders including Maj (retd) Khaled Akhter, Delowar Hossain, Raushan Ara Mannan, Mahjabeen Morshed in the JP presidium body. Besides, she also included Amanat Hossain and Md Yahiya in the JP vice chairman post.
Claiming that as per the power bestowed on her in the party’s recent council on December 28, Raushan today also appointed Jashim Uddin Buiyan and Rejaul Karim in the party’s joint secretary general post.
According to the JP insiders, Raushan wanted to bring those deprived leaders by her side through giving them various posts in the party.
Immediate after Raushan’s press release, Delowar Jalali, deputy press secretary of JP Chairman GM Quader, in a counter release, called upon the party men to ignore Raushan’s release.
Urging media not to publish the “confusing news” of Raushan Ershad, Delowar said Raushan has no jurisdiction according to the party charter to appoint any leaders of JP in any post.