President M Abdul Hamid on Monday attended the second namaz-e-janaza of Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad at South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad complex.
The head of the state also paid his tribute to Ershad, former President and several times elected Member of Parliament (MP) by placing wreath on his coffin before janaja.On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her military secretary Major General Mia Md Zainul Abedin paid tribute to the opposition leader by placing wreath on his coffin.
Later, Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Mia and Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, on behalf of Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, placed wreath at the coffin of Ershad.
Deputy Opposition Leader and JaPa Co-chairman Begum Rowshan Ershad paid her last homage to their founder party chief by placing wreath on his coffin.
Later, Bangladesh Awami League (AL) also placed a wreath at the coffin of the JP chairman.
The second namaz-e-janaza was held at the South Plaza here at 10:50 am.
Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Mia, Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak took part in the janaza.Besides, AL leaders – Tofail Ahemd and Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, BNP leader Barrister Maudud Ahmed, Jatiya Party leaders – GM Quader, ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader, Mashiur Rahman Ranga, Kazi Feroz Rashid, Anisul Islam Mahmud and Abu Hossain Babla, among others, attended the janaza.
Prior to the namaj-e-janaza there, Ershad’s spouse Begum Rowshan Ershad and younger brother GM Quader and AL advisory council member Tofail Ahmed, MP, spoke there.
President Hamid also offered a munajat after namaj-e-janaza where Speaker, deputy speaker, ministers, lawmakers, senior leaders of AL, BNP, Jatiya Party leaders and other political parties, well-wishers, officials and employees of the parliament attended.
They sought eternal peace of the departed soul of the opposition leader, who breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka yesterday morning after being on life support for 10 days.
Ershad had been suffering from multiple diseases, including age-related health complications with lung and kidney difficulties. He was 89.