Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday relieved his brother GM Quader from the post of Co-chairman, saying that he has failed to discharge his duties and rather created divisions within the party.
In a statement last night, he said he had earlier declared that Quader would be in overall charge of leading the party in his absence and expected that he would be elected party chairman in the next council.
“But considering the party's present overall situation, I withdrew my earlier announcement,” said the former military ruler, who has a reputation for making unpredictable political moves.
He said Quader totally failed to discharge his duties and that is why the party's organisational activities lost stream. Party's senior leaders also expressed frustration over Quader's leadership.
But he will be a presidium member of the party, said Ershad.
The JP Parliamentary Party will decide whether Quader will be the deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, the JP chief added.