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JP to contest all 300 seats in next JS polls

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  • 21 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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JP to contest all 300 seats in next JS polls

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Jatiya Party, the main opposition in parliament, has taken the decision to contest all 300 parliamentary seats in the next general election to be held in January 2024.

The party leaders took the decision at their parliamentary party meeting held at their office in the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday.

Leader of the opposition Raushon Ershad presided over the meeting, while deputy leader of the opposition GM Quader was also present. Among the 26 MPs of the party, 18 were present.

"In the meeting of our parliamentary party, a decision was taken that our party will contest all 300 seats in the next general election," Jatiya Party co-chairman Syed Abu Hossain Babla MP, who was present in the meeting, told the Daily Sun.

He also said they took the decision to go forward unitedly and strengthen the organization. The Jatiya Party leaders raised the issue of internal conflict and urged the two top leaders of the party to resolve the party’s internal problems, including division, the meeting sources said.

Raushon Ershad asked the party leaders to work together to help the party candidates win in the upcoming by-elections for some parliamentary seats, the sources added. According to party sources, Jatiya Party leader Moshiur Rahman Ranga apologised to GM Quader during the meeting. Meanwhile, a Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Court on Thursday upheld the decision of a Dhaka court that had earlier imposed an injunction on GM Quader’s participation in Jatiya Party programmes as its chairman. Judge AHM Habibur Rahman Bhuiyan of the Dhaka District and Sessions Judge Court passed the order.