Jatiya Party leader GM Quader today said he has been appointed party acting chairman as his brother HM Ershad is having difficulty to run the party’s daily activities due to ailments.
“Due to his (Ershad) sickness, the party’s regular activities have become stagnant off late, that’s why he has appointed me acting chairman of the party,” GM Quader said at a press briefing at Ershad's Banani office.
He also said the party men’s aspirations have been reflected in the decision.
“As long as Ershad is alive, the party will run under his (Ershad) leadership and he is our leader,” he said.
Jatiya Party, Chairman HM Ershad last night appointed his brother GM Quader acting chairman of the party.
At an emergency press conference at his Baridhara home last night, former military dictator Ershad, who has been suffering from old-age ailments for the last six months, made the announcement.
Ershad, 89, looked weak and sick at the briefing. He stumbled while reading out his statement from a piece of paper. GM Quader read out parts of it for him.