The information was released on Friday in a press release issued by Ershad himself.
The notification said that as the Chairman of JaPa informed the leaders-activists and supporters of the party that the Jatiya Party will be the main opposition party in the 11th Parliament.
In the statement with his own signature, Ershad said that he will be the main opposition leader of Jatiya Party in the parliament. And the co-chairman of the party Golam Mohammad Quader (GM Quader) will be the deputy leader. Ershad gave strict warning that no MP from the party would be included in the cabinet.
In the statement, former President and Jatiya Party Chairman Hussein Muhammad Ershad requested to Jatiya Sangsad’s Speaker to take necessary action in this regard.
It is noted that in the 11th Parliamentary elections, Awami League-led Grand Alliance got 288 seats. BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront got only 7 seats. Separately, Awami League 257, Jatiya Party 22, BNP 5, Workers Party 3, Independent 3, JSD 2, Bikalpadhara 2, GonoForam 2, JP 1 and Tariqat Federation got 1 seat.