Published: Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ershad’s challenge to AL, BNP

Ershad's challenge to AL, BNPJatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday threw down the challenge to the ruling Awami League and the main opposition BNP that the two parties combined would not be able to defeat him in a presidential election.
“If you [AL and BNP] amend the constitution, restore the presidential form and then contest together an election against me, I will win. This is my challenge,” Ershad said while speaking at a view-exchange meeting with Noakhali unit JP leaders and workers at his Banani office.
Regarding the dialogue between the opposition and ruling party, the former military strongman said there won’t be any dialogue as long as the ruling party sticks to its stance and the opposition keeps pressing for a caretaker government.
Ershad, a leader in the AL-led grand alliance, however, added, “It will be tough to hold the general election without a caretaker government.”
He also said he will divide the country into eight provinces if he could win the next general polls.

  • Akhtar Shah

    Delusional ? But then again , impossible is nothing in BD!

  • Ashique

    Divide the country into 8 provinces? Mr. Ershad, have you seen how small BD really is? While dividing the country in provinces is a good idea, 8 is way too much.

  • Dev Saha

    Wake up Sir, we are in a different era. Participate and make the existing system better!

  • cernventure

    Right ,Dhaka is getting hell .Surely everybody wants some separation from this inferno .Thanks Ershad.

  • cernventure

    it is true that that man has developed the rural area.