Special Envoy to the Prime Minister and Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Alhaj Hussain Muhammad Ershad said his party would contest all 300 parliamentary seats in the next general elections.
"We will nominate candidates for all 300 parliamentary seats and definitely win in 100 seats in the next general elections," Ershad said this while talking to local journalists at his 'Polli Nibas' residence in Rangpur on Monday.
He said his party would launch candidate in all 22 parliamentary seats in greater Rangpur region, including six seats in Rangpur district.
Ershad also criticised the proposed national budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal saying that the government should propose a pro-election budget before the next general elections in place of imposing the burden of more taxes on the shoulders of people.
Convener of Rangpur district unit of JP Mofazzal Hossain Master, its city unit President Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa and General Secretary SM Yasser and leaders of the district as well as city units of the party were present.
Earlier, leaders of Rangpur district and city units of JP welcomed Ershad with wreaths on his arrival at Syedpur airport from Dhaka this morning. The JP Chairman is now on a four-day visit to Rangpur..