Expelled members spread false news of Raushan declaring herself JP chairman: Chunnu
Jatiya Party Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu today said those who were expelled from the party spread the fake news that Raushan Ershad declared herself chairman of the party.
"There was no such incident in Jatiya Party and there is no scope of this happening," he told The Daily Star.
Sources close to Raushan, the party's chief patron and leader of the opposition in parliament, said that she made no such announcements.
Chunnu said the expelled people had used the name of Raushan to make up the fake news.
"I already talked with JP leaders who were said to have signed a letter [expressing no confidence in incumbent Chairman GM Quader] to Raushan Ershad and they told me that they hadn't signed any such letter," Chunnu also said.
According to the party's charter, there is no scope for anyone to become chairman of JP as per his or her will, neither can anyone relieve any leader from the party in such a manner, he said.
Earlier today, two press releases on two Whatsap groups, where Jatiya Party news is disseminated, said Raushan had declared herself the Jatiya Party Chairman.
The Daily Star was not able to independently verify the authenticity of the press releases.
GM Quader is currently in India on a three-day visit, and is scheduled to return today.