Ershad fights for having brother as successor
Published : Sunday, 14 July, 2019 at 12:28 PM Count : 282
HM Ershad's wife Raushon Ershad, who had been maintaining a distance with her husband since she was unhappy as he made GM Quader Jatiya Party successor and donated most of his assets and property to a trust, had reportedly established her control over the party before the 10th parliamentary election in 2013 taking a stance against Ershad's decision of boycotting the national election, and subsequently she played the role of Leader of the Opposition in Parliament last time.
But Ershad regained his control over the party before the December-30 general election and became the Leader of the Opposition in the current parliament.
Ershad had also picked his brother to run the party in his absence on January 1 last and appointed Quader as the deputy leader of opposition three days later.
In a similar bid on January 18, 2016, the Jatiya Party chairman tried to install Quader as his successor by making him as party cochairman which is foiled by the leaders close to Raushon.
Amid strong resentment in the party, Ershad also removed Quader from the post of the deputy opposition leader on March 23, nominating his wife Raushon for the post.
The maverick former military leader, known for frequently changing his decisions, Ershad reinstated his younger brother GM Quader as party chairman in his absence on April 6.
A day after nominating Quader his party successor, the Jatiya Party chief donated his all assets and wealth to a trust, fuelling the family feud further.