Ershad to be buried in Rangpur: JaPa decides amid outcry
Published : Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 at 4:12 PM Count : 290
Facing followers' disagreement, Jatiya Party high-ups have decided to bury party chief Hussain Muhammad Ershad in his hometown Rangpur.
A chaotic situation had been created before the fourth funeral prayer of Ershad over the decision of his burial.
Party senior leaders decided to bury the former president at Military Graveyard in the capital, but local leaders of Rangpur want the party chief to be laid to rest at his 'Palli Nibash'.
The fourth janaza was held at Rangpur Central Eidgah Maidan after Zohr prayers on Tuesday.
After the janaza, local JaPa men put up barricade at about 3pm and took the body to 'Palli Nibash'.
The former military ruler will be buried beside his father’s grave in the litchi garden.
Meanwhile, JaPa has issued a statement saying that Raushon Ershad, the deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, has given permission to bury her husband in Rangpur.
The former military autocrat and five-time MP, HM Ershad, breathed his last at Dhaka CMH at 7:45am on Sunday at the age of 89.