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JP to contest 300 seats in next JS polls

Chunnu tells the Daily Sun

  • Mohammad Al Amin
  • 3 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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JP to contest 300 seats in next JS polls

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Jatiya Party, the main opposition in parliament, has planned to contest all 300 seats in the next general elections scheduled to be held in 2023.

“If we can strengthen our organization and fix our candidates for all parliamentary seats, we will contest in 300 constituencies in the next general elections,” JP Secretary General Mujibul Haque Chunnu told daily sun in an interview recently.

As a political party we will try to go to the power through the next parliamentary polls for welfare of the people, Chunnu, also a JP lawmaker in current parliament, said.

The countrymen now want to see any other political party in the state power except the ruling Awami League and opposition BNP, he claimed.

Chunnu claimed they are now playing role as opposition in parliament now and are not in any alliance too currently and they also have no plan to join any alliance in the next.

The leader further said they will start visiting the party’s organizational districts across the country from November to reorganize and strengthen the organization in a bid to prepare it for the next parliament election.

“No new committee of any grassroots unit of our party will be formed sitting in Dhaka central office. We will try to form the new committees through holding council in every district and upazilas where the tenure of the committees has expired. We will start our organizational tour from Rangpur,” he said.

“An election system should be introduced in the country where vote will be cast for the party symbol only instead of any particular candidate, in a bid to ensure the election in fair and neutral manner,” Mujibul Haque Chunnu added.

About reconstitution of the election commission, he said they demanded the government to make particular law for reconstitution of the election commission for a strong election and neutral commission to oversee free, fair and neutral elections.    “If the law is not made ahead of reconstitution of the next election commission then we will fix our next course of action through discussing the issue in our party forum,” the Jatiya Party lawmaker said.

About different public interests, he said they are already raising voice for people’s interests in the parliament. “If the government doesn’t meet our demands, we will be compelled to take to street in public issues if necessary in the next,” he added.

Describing their plan to carry out campaign to draw public support ahead of the next parliament polls, Mujibul Haque Chunnu said they will give an outline of resolving country’s unemployment problem.

“We have also plan for decentralizing different state facilities, formation of district based administrative structure, introducing provincial government system, setting up big hospitals in district level, agri-based industry in upazila level and work oriented education system in the country,” he added.

On October 9, Jatiya Party made its co-chairman Mujibul Haque Chunnu, also chairman of Standing Committee on Ministry of Labour and Employment, as its new secretary general which fell vacant at the death of Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu.  

Mujibul Haque Chunnu, who joined Jatiya Party leaving a government job in the 80s, was elected MP five times from Kishoreganj-3 seat.

He also served as State Minister for Labour and Employment in Prime Shekih Hasina’s previous cabinet formed after the 2014 election.