The ruling Awami League says it will not take any sides in the ongoing conflict within Jatiya Party — its partner in the Grand Alliance.
“There is conflict within Jatiya Party but it’s their internal issue. Awami League will neither take Raushan Ershad’s side, nor GM Quader’s”, its General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Friday (Sept 6).
The Awami League is now busy with the by-polls for and “has no time to spare for Jatiya Party.”
Jatiya Party leaders are currently divided on the leadership of the party between founding chairman HM Ershad’s widow Raushan Ershad and his brother GM Quader.
On Thursday (Sept 5), Presidium member Anisul Islam Mahmud announced that Raushan, who had been serving as the co-chairman will be the party chairman.
Later acting Chairman GM Quader said that the chief will be elected through council and there was no rift within the party.
The discord has extended to Rangpur-3, a Jatiya Party stronghold, where Raushan is reportedly pushing for her son Saad Ershad to be given the party ticket.