“People have become fed up with bickering of two parties”: says HM Ershad
15 February 2015, Nirapad News: Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad said that people have become fed up with bickering of two parties, the ruling Awami League and the BNP. He said this on Saturday at a party meeting in Rangpur. He also claimed that the people were happier under his regime.
“One of the parties is burning people alive to capture power, severely damaging the economy. While the other is using all out force to cling to power,” said Ershad. The prime minister’s special envoy said the people, the source of power in democracy, liked neither of the ways.
“It will be bad for both the parties if they don’t ensure peace and security of the people,” he said. The deposed military ruler said, “The people are becoming united against sabotage. They will hit back if they are left with no choice.”
A mass movement spearheaded by the Awami League and the BNP in the early 90’s forced Ershad out of office. “Reach out to people,” He urged his supporters, “Make them understand that they were happier under our party’s rule.”