Rowshan's request-12, Quader agrees to three



Serajul Islam Siraj, Special Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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Rwoshan Ershad, Saad Ershad and Dr. GM Quader agree to nominate Dr. KR Islam. On the other hand, Rowshan Ershad demanded to confirm the nomination of 12 people including Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Golam Masih, Professor Iqbal Hossain Raju, Kazi Mamunur Rashid, Ziaul Haque Mrida, SM Fakhruzzaman Jahangir, former state minister Golam Sarwar Milon.

These leaders have been with Rowshan Ershad for a long time. None of these leaders associated with the Rowshan Ershad announced conference preparation committee have any post in the Jatiya Party. Some have volunteered before, some have been expelled.

Besides, Debar-Bhabi (GM Quader-Rowshan Ershad) cannot agree on Rangpur-3 seat of Rahgir Al Mahi Saad Ershad. Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader wants to contest the election himself by removing the current MP Saad Ershad in that seat.

The distance increased as the boy pulled the seat. After the death of Hussain Muhammad Ershad, his son Saad Ershad was elected as a Member of Parliament from Rangpur-3 (Sadar) seat in the by-election. On November 20, the nomination form for Rangpur-3 seat was collected on behalf of GM Quader. GM Quader has been elected from Lalmonirhat seat in the last few parliaments.

Rowshan Ershad is very upset with Devar's behavior. If necessary, he wants to stay away from the elections, but he is unwilling to leave his followers and go to the elections. She wants to inform the head of government to take the next decision. A source close to her told Barta24.com that she asked for time for the meeting.

Her close friends said that Rowshan's position was different even a few days ago. Her followers suggested selling nomination forms differently but she did not agree to it. Then she said, everyone should have a party, the party should not be divided.

The Jatiya Party distributed party forms to the candidates from November 20 to 24. Although distribution of nomination forms was over, none of Rowshan Ershad's followers including his son Saad Ershad picked up the nomination form of the party. However, GM Quader informed the decision not to give nomination form to Rowshan's followers.

Jatiya Party Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu told reporters on Saturday (November 25) that our honorable Chief patron Begum Rowshan Ershad called me personally yesterday. She has sought three nomination forms for herself and son Saad Ershad and Dr KR Islam. Begum Rowshan Ershad said, we will send her nomination form. If necessary, I will go and deliver it myself. Time is not an issue for her. It will be given when you want it. The Secretary General of the party has been giving such statements for a few days.

On the night of November 25, Rowshan went to Ershad's house and met GM Quader. After that meeting, many hoped that the Devar-Bhabi cold war would end. The news is that Rowshan Ershad and her followers will come to Banani to collect nominations on Sunday (November 26). But in the end no one was seen.

Meanwhile, the interview of the party's nominees ended on Sunday. Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu announced that the list of candidates will be published on November 27.

The Dewar-Bhabi cold war is visible since the death of Hussain Muhammad Ershad. After the death of Ershad on July 14, 2019, conflict started between Debor- Bhabhi. GM Quader and Rowshan Ershad wrote letters to the Speaker in response to the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad, which fell vacant due to Ershad's death. Finally, the Speaker evaluated Rowshan's letter.

Rowshan Ershad suddenly convened a one-sided Jatiya Party Council on August 31, 2022 amid the cold war. A preparatory committee was formed with the date of the party council on November 26. In response, GM Quader's supporters also fell on the field. Within a day, Rowshan wrote to the Speaker to remove Ershad from the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad.

However, in the end, no effect was seen in that letter. GM Quader expelled some leaders including Mosihur Rahman Ranga known as pro- Rowshan. GM Quader also wrote to remove Mashiur Rahman Ranga from the post of opposition chief whip. Rowshan Ershad blocked this time too.

Golam Masih, member secretary of Rowshan announced the conference preparation committee was preparing for the council with great difficulty. Preparatory Committees formed in 45 districts. Senior and deposed leaders of Jatiya Party who are inactive due to various reasons get a place in it. The party's activities are carried out with a separate office at Road No. 47 in Gulshan. That office still exists.

GM Quader gave an ultimatum to boycott the parliament at a time when the two sides were facing each other. On the other hand, Rowshan Ershad was proceeding with the preparation of a unilateral council. Suddenly both sides broke into battle. GM Quader back tracked from boycott threat. After 2 months, on October 30, Rowshan suddenly announced the temporary suspension of the council.

When Rowshan Ershad returned home after a long treatment, Debar-Bhabi appeared at the Prime Minister's call. After that meeting the ice began to melt. After many days, Rowshan Ershad was the chief guest at the party's foundation anniversary ceremony on January 1. After that, the Rowshan supporters relaxed a bit.

But the difference between them increased on the question of election. GM Quader was very much against elections, and Rowshan Ershad from the very beginning was election oriented. Rowshan had announced her participation in the election earlier. And on November 22, GM Quader announced to go to the election under a lot of compulsion. It is said that both the groups have separately prepared the list of Jatiya Party candidates for the election.

On November 18, GM Quader and Rowshan Ershad submitted separate letters to the Election Commission. In his letter, Rowshan informed about the formation of grand alliance and the elections in the symbol of boat or plough. On the other hand sending specimen copies of signatures for allotment of plough symbol to GM Quader himself do.

   

Complaining is the politics of BNP: Obaidul Quader



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General Secretary of Awami League and Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said, 'Complaining is their (BNP) politics. We don't do excessive politics. Politics will be dealt with.

He said these things in a view exchange meeting with journalists at Dagonbhuiyan in Feni on the way to his home in Noakhali on Monday (February 26) afternoon.

Obaidul Quader said, BNP will have to pay for the failure of the movement and not coming to the elections for a long time. It is surprising to me that Mirza Fakhrul came out of jail and went to complain with sticks on the day the US delegation arrived. But he got bail due to illness.

He said that the general election was held this time through many difficulties. There were various domestic and foreign conspiracies to foil the election. Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not fear anyone. She faced the plot with courage and determination. She has taken herself to unique heights as the longest-serving female Prime Minister in the world.

Obaidul Quader said that people could not even imagine the unprecedented development in this region like the whole country. People have welcomed this development. Feni's name will come to the fore in the development that has taken place in Bangladesh during this government, especially the development that has taken place in the road sector. Six lane flyover at Feni is being constructed. There is no 6-lane flyover outside Dhaka. I speak the truth. Yesterday was Shab-e-barat. I have not seen a good person like Sheikh Hasina since ‘75. There are so many good people in politics. That is why this government has remained in power for so long. She treats people well, and people love him.

Highlighting the party's decision in the upcoming upazila elections, the general secretary of Awami League said, this time we are not nominating anyone from the party in the upazila elections. Boat symbols will not be given either. Everything will be open. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wants to experience that everything is open.

Obaidul Quader said, I have been made general secretary of Awami League three times. Which no one else could do after independence. It is also rare for a man to stay as a minister for 18 years. I do not know if this precedent can be found anywhere else. Bangabandhu's daughter trusts me and is satisfied with my work, I have achieved that rare fortune.

The minister said that the Dhaka-Chattagram highway will be upgraded to six lanes. There will be two service lanes on both sides of it. The government is considering the development of an elevated expressway in the near future.

District Awami League general secretary Nizam Uddin Hazari MP of Feni-2 Constituency, Deputy Commissioner Moshammat Shahina Akhtar, Chairman of Daganbhoona Upazila Parishad Didarul Kabir Ratan and leaders of district and upazila Awami League and its affiliates were present. 

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Mirza Abbas granted bail, no bar to release



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A court has granted bail to BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas in the case of Dhaka Railway Police. As he has been granted bail in all 11 cases related to the October 28 mass rally, there is no more bar to his release from prison.

On Monday (February 19), Dhaka's Chief Judicial Magistrate Julhas Uddin's court granted the bail.

Earlier, BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas was granted bail in a case lodged at the capital's Ramna police station in connection with the attack on the Chief Justice's residence on Sunday (February 18).

After October 28, six cases were filed against Mirza Abbas in Paltan police station of the capital. And four cases were registered in Ramna police station. A case was filed with Dhaka Railway Police Station.

The detective police arrested Mirza Abbas from Shahid Bagh in Dhaka on the night of October 31. He has been in prison ever since.

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No bar to release Fakhrul, Khasru from jail



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Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury

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A Dhaka court has granted bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and its Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury in a case filed for attacking Chief Justice's residence. There is no bar to their release from jail as they were granted bail in all the 11 cases filed over the October 28 rally.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court Acting Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Kader granted the bail on Wednesday.

Additional Public Prosecutor Taposh Kumar Paul confirmed the bail information.

Lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder said that the case was an obstacle to the release of Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khasru. There is no bar to their release as now they are granted bail. Advocate Zainul Abedin appeared for the accused. Advocate Asaduzzaman, Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Barrister Masud Ahmed Talukder also stood for bail in the case.

They prayed for bail considering the illness, age and social status of the accused. Dhaka Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu opposed the bail on behalf of the state.

After hearing both sides, the court granted them bail on a bond of Tk 5,000.

There are allegations that BNP activists and supporters carried out sabotage activities at the Chief Justice's residence during the party's grand rally on October 28, 2023. A case was filed with Ramna Police Station against 59 BNP leaders and activists, including Mirza Fakhrul, over the incident. On October 29, Mirza Fakhrul was arrested from his Gulshan-2 residence. He has been in jail since then.

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Amir Khasru from his Gulshan residence around 1:45am on November 2. The next day, on November 3, the court granted a six-day remand. He was sent to jail on November 9 after remand.

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Awami League nominates candidates for reserved women seats



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Obaidul Quader briefs about the AL nominations for reserved seats in JS

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Awami League has announced the names of nomination seekers for the reserved women seats in the 12th Jatiya Sangsad.

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader announced the names on Wednesday afternoon.

The candidates are: Tarana Halim (Tangail), Sanjida Khanam (Dhaka), Nazma Akter, Farida Yasmin (Narsingdi), Monnujan Sufian (Khulna), Rokia Sultana, Naznin Nahar, Ashika Sulkana, Draupadi Devi (Thakurgaon), Kuheli Kuddus (Natore), Shammi Ahmed (Barisal), Ashika Sultana (Nilphamari), Runi Reza, Meher Afroz Chumki (Gazipur), Hasina Bari, Nazma Akhter, Dr Rokeya Sultana (Joypurhat) and Jebin Mahmud (Chapainawabganj).

Awami League will get 48 seats (including 10 for independents) out of 50 reserved seats in the 12th Parliament. Against these 48 seats, 1549 women collected and submitted Awami League nomination forms. The party earned Tk 7 crore 74 lac 5 thousand by selling nomination forms worth Tk 50,000 each. Nomination forms were sold from the party's central office on Bangabandhu Avenue from February 6 to 8.

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