"Rowshan Ershad can't do like 2014"
Like 2014, Rowshan Ershad has no chance to use her influence. Jatiyo Party Chairman's International Affairs Adviser and Special Envoy Masroor Mawla commented that she does not have the executive power to participate in the elections.
He told Barta24.com that the election of 2014 and the election of 2023 are not the same, there are many differences. What Rowshan Ershad did in 2014, she does not have that chance this time. Hussain Muhammad Ershad was the chairman of Jatiyo Party in 2014. And then Begum Rowshan Ershad was his wife. Because of which she got the opportunity to do many things. But now the chairman of the party is GM Quader. She can't benefit like before.
He said that Rowshan Ershad is the chief patron of Jatiya Party. The post has no executive power. He is respected as a senior person. She has no power to decide whether or not to participate in elections. There is no party leader with her. The post of leader of the opposition in the Jatiyo Sangsad which she used was also given to the chairman of the party GM Quader.
As far as I know she (Rowshan Ershad) herself has not commented on going to the polls. Some people around her are saying these things. The 2014 election situation is not the same as the current situation. There was no such international pressure then. The influential countries were not so keen on Bangladesh elections. He also thinks that it will not be right to match with 2014 or 2018.
What is the latest position of the Jatiyo Party on the question of election? In response to such questions, he said, we are waiting for the government's call. We think a solution will come through discussion.
The counter question was which dialogue you are talking about. There is no link to the letter that the US government has sent for dialogue. That letter was given to 3 parties? In response, Masroor Mawla said, I am the spokesperson of Jatiyo Party. I can talk about the Jatiyo Party. I can't say about others.
Jatiyo Party Chairman GM Quader is yet to comment after the announcement of the schedule. He wants to think about the election question. But the party's chief patron Rowshan Ershad has put one foot in the polls. Welcomed the schedule and said to participate in the election. Many said they were seeing signs of the 2014 election. Hussain Muhammad Ershad suddenly withdrew from the election after filing his nomination in 2014. But 87 candidates under the leadership of Rowshan remained in the election despite disobeying that order.
No statement was received from GM Quader after the schedule on the question of participation in the elections. Last November 14, GM Quader said in the central committee meeting of Jatiyo Party, "Whether or not to go to the election under Awami League will be decided in the political context. Awami League tried to weaken Jatiyo Party in various ways. Whenever I go to make a decision, there is a backlash. But the government is not able to break the party. My request, whatever decision I take, everyone will accept that decision. It may not reflect everyone's opinion. If you value emotions in politics, you have to go astray, you have to read reality.