Ershad sacks adviser Bobby
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has sacked his special adviser Bobby Hajjaj.
Ershad took the action yesterday, a day after Bobby declared his mayoral candidacy for the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation polls, violating party decision.
“Special adviser to the Jatiya Party is not an organisational post. Therefore the party chairman has relieved him [Bobby] of his duties,” Ershad said in a statement.
“He will have no relation to the party from now on,” said the statement undersigned by Sunil Shuvo Roy, political secretary of the JP chief.
Ershad, also the special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a meeting on March 8 endorsed Bahauddin Ahmed Babul and Hazi Saifuddin Ahmed Milon as mayoral candidates for DNCC and DSCC polls scheduled to be held on April 28.
But despite the party decision, Bobby, son of business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamser, on Saturday declared his mayoral candidacy for DNCC polls.
In a press conference at his Banani office, Bobby said Ershad is like a father to him, and hoped his [Ershad] blessing is with him and will always be.
Talking to The Daily Star yesterday, Bobby said the JP chief's decision was unfortunate and undesirable.
“City corporation election is a non-partisan one by nature. There is no question of backing any candidate from the party in the local body election. Everyone eligible has the right to contest the city corporation polls,” he added.