Jatiya Party chairman Ghulam Muhammad Quader on Wednesday said that the Indian government wanted the next general election in Bangladesh to be held in a free, fair and credible manner with the participation of all political parties.
He said this on return from India after a three-day visit.
Responding to a question of a reporter at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, GM Quader said that they went to India at the invitation of the Indian ruling government and held several meetings with the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.
He said that Indian government wanted the upcoming general election to be held in a credible manner with the participation of all political parties without any confrontations.
GM Quader left Dhaka for New Delhi on Sunday and led a three-member party delegation.
Party presidium member Sherifa Quader and international affair secretary to party chairman Masroor Mawla accompanied him.
Earlier, a week ago a four-member ruling Awami League delegation led by agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque visited India at the invitation of the Indian ruling party and held meetings with the BJP central leaders.
Referring to the issue of party confrontations with the chief patron of the party and also leader of the opposition, Raushan Ershad, GM Quader said, ‘Rausan Ershad is the wife of my elder brother HM Ershad and I respect her much. I have no confrontation with her.
But a vested quarter was trying to create a distance between us to weaken the Jatiya Party.’
In a press release, Raushan Ershad declared her as the chairman of the party and later she claimed that not the party chairman but she was chairman of conference preparatory committee assigned to hold the next national conference of the party.