Jatiya Party, a key component of Awami League-led 14-Party Grand Alliance, will announce tomorrow whether they will remain as the opposition or be part of the government.
JP Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga said this while addressing journalists after a joint meeting with the part’s presidium members and newly elected MPs in Dhaka this morning.
The meeting was attended by JP presidium members, newly-elected MPs, party insiders said.
Notably, JP, which played the role of opposition in the last parliament, yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over the outcome of the 11th parliamentary election held on Sunday.
Reflecting on it, Ranga said, “The party expected to win more than 22 seats in the election."
THE ELECTION RESULT
The Awami League-led Grand Alliance secured a landslide victory in the national election held on Sunday, December 30, winning in 288 out of 300 seats in the Jatiya Sangsad.
HOW WAS THE ELECTION?
Voting for the 11th parliamentary election ended peacefully in Dhaka; but was tainted with violence elsewhere across the country and cost the lives of at least 19 people.
Reports of casualties came in from Cumilla, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Rangamati, Cox’s Bazar, Bogura, Noakhali, Narsingdi and Gazipur.
Allegations of vote rigging, election clashes, intimidation and irregularities came in from several other constituencies and capital Dhaka city.
Also, the election saw opposition candidates boycotting elections in at least 43 constituencies; 42 of who were Jatiya Oikyafront runners.