Claiming that his party will be a factor in the next national election, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday said they are yet to decide whether they will contest the polls in alliance or independently.
“Jatiya Party will be a factor in the next polls. We’re now in alliance with Awami League. But I can’t say what will happen in the days to come,” he said while addressing a press conference at a city hotel.
Asked about BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s recent comment about forming an alliance with JP, Ershad said his party is getting organised to take part in the national election independently. “We have 300 candidates to field in the polls.”
He claimed that country’s youths are frustrated for lack of employment. “They’re taking the wrong path and getting addicted to drugs,” he said.
Jatiya Party leaders Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Mahzabin Morshed, Solaiman Alam Sheth and Morshed Murad Ibrahim were also present at the press conference.