Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday claimed that if the upcoming general election is held in a free and fair manner then his party will come to the power after winning it, reports UNB.
Inaugurating a workshop at Expo Zone of International Convention City Bashundhara, the former president asked his party men to get united and form separate committees centring the voting stations to prevent any vote rigging attempts and irregularities.
He said that if his party had not ruled the country in the past, it would have been remained in the darkness, according to a press release.
"We made advancements, never did looting or embezzlements. In our time in power the incidents of killings, disappearances and terrorism never took place; we don't have blood stain in our hands, so people of the country love us and want us back in power", he said.
"After gaining power, BNP cancelled 5,088 cases on political consideration while Awami League also cancelled 6,000 cases but the cases filed against me were still running. Because everyone fears Jatiya Party, as the party has its strong existence among the countrymen", Ershad said.
JP chairman's advisor of information and technology, Shafiulla Al Munir, JP co-chairman GM Quader, secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawladar, presidium member and state minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives (LGRD), Mashiur Rahaman Ranga, joint general secretary of ruling Awami League Jahangir Kabir Nanak were also present there among others.