Govt loses right to stay in power, says Ershad    

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad said that the government had no right to stay in office anymore as it failed to ensure safety and security of the lives and property of the people.

hm-ershadErshad who is also an special envoy to prime minister Sheikh Hasina, threatened that his party would mobilise street agitation against the Awami League-led government.

‘The government has no right to stay in office anymore. We will mobilise street movement against it, if necessary,’ said Ershad on Saturday while addressing his party-men of Shariatpur district unit at his Banani office in Dhaka.

`We must expose the failure of the government, which failed to ensure safety of the life and property of the people. Bangladesh has been stigmatized by killings, abductions and forced disappearance,’ said the former military junta who ran the country in an iron hand for nine years in the 1980s.

He said such a bad situation was never during his tenure.

Jatiya Party would never go for destruction on the street in the name of agitation, said Ersahd adding, ‘Those who killed people on the street have failed to assume office because of their misdeeds.’

He said neither Awami League nor the BNP helped improving Bangladesh, the private sector contribution ensured Bangladesh’s progress.

Ershad claimed himself the `father of private sector’ in Bangladesh and said that he had allowed operation of seven private banks and 18 insurance companies.

`Those who utter that nothing had happened after looting of Tk 4,000 crore taka from a state-run bank, they have no rights to stay in power,’ said Ershad.