Jatiya Party Chief Patron Raushan Ershad, who is also deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, said her party will participate in the next general election even if electronic voting machines (EVMs) are used in it.
"Jatiya Party never boycotted polls. The Jatiya Party believes in elections and participates in it. We must contest in the polls. Even if EVM is used, we will go to the polls," she said. Raushan Ershad expressed hope in a video message released last month that the next parliament elections would be fair and that those elected would work to move the country forward.
Golam Mosih, political secretary of Raushan Ershad and member secretary of the Jatiya Party’s council preparatory committee declared by her, was present at the press conference.
"In our country, an election in EVM will be held. This is not a new thing when we are using 5-G. Those who won the polls said the election was fair, and those who lost said it was not fair. Of course, I will vote through EVM," Raushan Ershad said.
However, Jatiya Party chairman GM Quader frequently criticises the election commission for its decision to hold the next parliament polls in EVM up to 150 constituencies.