‘Raushan Ershad boycotted election to maintain discipline’
Raushan Ershad boycotted the election to keep the party organized and disciplined. Opposition leader's political secretary Golam Masih commented that the nation will evaluate her boycott of this election in the future.
He made this comment at a discussion meeting at Raushan Ershad's political office (Road-47 Gulshan-2) on Wednesday (December 6) at noon. Former President Hussain Muhammad Ershad resigned on December 6, 1990. Since then the day has been observed as Constitution Preservation Day by Jatiya Party (JP).
Ghulam Masih also said that Hussain Muhammad Ershad voluntarily handed over power on December 6 without any movement. One of the opposition's demands at the time of movement was the repeal of the Special Powers Act and the granting of autonomy to Radio TV. Before the handover of power, SRO was issued to abolish the Special Powers Act and granting autonomy to Radio TV but till date neither BNP nor Awami League governments implemented that SRO, their demands to repeal the special power law, grant autonomy to TV.
The meeting was presided over by Raushan Ershad faction Jatiya Party's Conference Preparation Committee Member Secretary and Opposition Leader's Political Secretary Golam Masih.
In his closing speech, Joint Convener Prof. Iqbal Hossain Raju said that Hussain Muhammad Ershad took power in 1982 to save the country from corruption and misrule in the difficult times of the country and similarly handed over power to institutionalize democracy in 1990 to implement the three party frameworks. But even today democracy in Bangladesh is in a fragile state.
The discussion meeting was addressed among others Joint Convener of Conference Preparation Committee Engineer Mamunur Rashid, Abdul Aziz Chowdhury, Manowara Taher Manu, Sharmin Parveen Liza, Tahera Mosharraf Shobha, Mojibur Rahman Mujib, Mohammad Israfil Mia, Sakshwat Hossain, Nasir Uddin Munsi, Ajmal Hossain Jitu, Akter Hossain, Keya Chowdhury, Ziaul Haque Jewel, Dr. Nasir Uddin Molya, Asma Aziz, , Abdur Razzak, Tauhidur Rahman, S. M Golam Biozid, Mahbubur Rahman, Nargis Akhtar, Asma Akhtar and Ejaz Ahmed.