‘Sorry, no scope to change decision’, Ershad to Raushan

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Dhaka, Jan 24: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman H.M. Ershad on Sunday sent a letter to opposition leader in parliament Raushan Ershad informing her that there is no scope to reconsider to change the appointment of party’s co-chairman GM Quader and secretary general Ruhul Amin Hawlader.

“As you are one of the top leaders of the party and you can request party chairman to reconsider on any matters. It is your organizational right. But I am sorry to keep your proposal that you said in your statement. I hope you will too consider the party position,” Ershad said in a letter replying to Raushan’s statement.

Raushan on Saturday in a statement urged JP chairman to reconsider and change his decision on appointment of co-chairman and party secretary general.

JP chairman Ershad sacked secretary general Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu and made Ruhul Amin Hawlader as Secretary General of JP on January 19 for breaching party discipline.

Party activists has rejuvenated following appointment of co-chairman and changing the post of secretary general, Ershad said in his letter.

According to the letter, “my attention has been drawn to a statement in media by you (Raushan) on January 23. You requested to reconsider my decision on appointment of co-chairman and party secretary general. But I have taken the decision as per party constitution.”

“The party constitution has given me the mandate for creating any post or appoints any one to discharge special task. Even I can take measures against any member of the party if he or she violates party discipline as per party constitution. So, I didn’t take any decision that against the party constitution,” Ershad, who is also Special Envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said in his letter.

According to the letter, “Bablu has breached party discipline and I have removed him from the post of Secretary General in the interest of the party as per party constituting section 39. I didn’t made the section 39 and it is approved through party council. The party council can only change the section 39.”

It would undermine the party if any body raises any question or create controversy regarding party constitution before amendment, Ershad said, adding, “such act will consider to breach the party discipline. Bablu has done it.”

“Bablu was removed from his post for breaching party discipline. He tried to create a rift in the party by violating JP chief decision and announced you (Raushan) as party’s acting chairman. It was a conspiracy to rift the party. So, I have sacked Bablu from the secretary general post in the interest of party, Ershad said.

You (Raushan) know every secretary generals of the party were appointed under party constitution section 39, the JP chief said.

According to Ershad’s letter, “The post of co-chairman is not a organizing post in party. I have appointed GM Quader as co-chairman of the party as per your consent.”

 “The parliamentary committee has no right to make any policy in party. Only presidiums have the right to determine the policy in party,” he added in his letter.

There is no division in JP, he said, adding, “as chairman of JP, I am assuring you there will be no any division in JP. We will able to move forward the party thourgh our united efforts. You are leading the parliamentary party and I am leading the party—our united efforts will help to move forward the party in future.”

According to party sources, a section party leader is involved to destroy the party misleading Raushan Ershad.

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