Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Saturday challenged that the ruling Awami League and the main opposition BNP together would not be able to defeat him if presidential election is held.
"Restore presidential form and hold election. I will win that election. This is my challenge," Ershad said while addressing a views-exchange meeting with JP leaders and activists from Noakhali at his Banani office.
Referring to dialogue calls between BNP and AL, Ershad said there was no scope of dialogue as the ruling party had been saying the next election would be held under the present government while the opposition saying it would not participate in it without a caretaker government.