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BANGLADESH: JaPa names Quader chairman, Raushan opposition leader

The Jatiya Party has reached a compromise on the leadership tussle between its founder HM Ershad’s brother GM Quader and widow Raushan Ershad that threatened to split the party.

The party has agreed to hand the chairmanship to GM Quader, in keeping with the will of Ershad, while Raushan will be the leader of the opposition in parliament, Jatiya Party’s Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga announced on Sunday, reports

The candidate for Ershad’s Rangpur-3 seat will be decided in a meeting between the party chairman and secretary general.

The consensus was reached in a meeting between the leaders of the two factions at Baridhara’s Cosmopolitan Club on Saturday.

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