HM Ershad, Chairman of the Jatiya Party and also the special envoy to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Sunday declared his younger brother and the party’s presidium member GM Quader as its co-chair.
The JP boss came up with the sudden announcement at a council of the party’s Rangpur unit in the district, a press release said.
Party insiders said the announcement indicates that Quader is going to succeed Ershad as the JP Chief.
Former president HM Ershad left the capital today on a three-day visit to his home town -- Rangpur.
At the council, Ershad also declared to hold the party’s central council in April.
He also announced JP presidium members--GM Quader and ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader as convener and member secretary of the council preparation committee.