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Govt looks at Ershad till withdrawal of nomination papers: Quader

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Communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that the government will wait till the final date of withdrawal of nomination papers to see if JP chairman HM Ershad’s decision to boycott the elections were being translated.
He made the remarks when his attention was drawn to the decision of Jatiya Party (Ershad-led faction) that the party would not take part in the ensuing elections.
Quader was talking to reporters at the secretariat this afternoon.
Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday announced that his party is boycotting the 10th parliamentary polls and asked the MP candidates to withdraw their nominations.
He told a news conference that was held at the JP’s Banani office that a 'proper environment' was not there for the polls to take place.
Jatiya Party candidates have already filed nominations for most of the 300 parliament seats.




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