Rangpur-3 by-polls: ‘Will consider if JP wants to contest from AL alliance’
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said if Jatiya Party wants to contest the Rangpur-3 by-polls from the Awami League-led alliance, his party will consider and discuss the matter.
The minister said JP contested for the constituency as an alliance to the AL in the last election, but now JP is the opposition party in the parliament.
If the party decides to run the by-polls independently, then it is their matter but if they want to contest from the alliance, AL will consider it, Obaidul Quader told journalists at his Secretariat office this morning.
But no discussion has been held in this regard yet, Quader, also the Road, Transport and Bridges minister, said.
The minister addressed the journalists after holding a meeting between Bangladesh Bridge Authority and Korea Express Corporation at the Setu Bhaban.
The Rangpur-3 constituency fell vacant following the death of the party's chairman HM Ershad.
The two feuding factions of Jatiya Party reportedly patched things up this week and decided that party Chairman GM Quader would remain in his post and Raushan Ershad would become the Leader of the Opposition in parliament.
They also agreed to nominate Saad Ershad, son of HM Ershad, in the by-election to Rangpur-3 constituency, which fell vacant after Ershad passed away on July 14, party insiders said.