Jatiyo Party has decided to contest in the upcoming 12th Jatiyo Sangsad elections with the Grand Alliance led by Bangladesh Awami League, as a partner party. Leader of the opposition and chief patron of Jatiyo Party Begum Rawshan Ershad on Saturday (Nov 18) sent a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal in this regard, local media reported.
In the letter, Rawshan Ershad said that Jatiyo Party has decided to contest the 12th parliamentary elections as a partner party of the Awami League-led grand alliance for the fourth time in continuation of the past three parliamentary elections. She said that it will be an electoral alliance only.
After the polls, elected parliament members of Jatiyo Party will follow the party decision, she mentioned in the letter.
Rawshan Ershad also mentioned in the letter that all nominated candidates of Jatiyo Party can choose the party symbol ‘Langal’ (Plough) or a candidate, as his desire, being allied with the grand alliance. She urged the CEC for taking necessary measures in this regard.