Ershad takes oathNew Age Online
Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad taken oath as member of the 10th parliament, bdnews24.com reported.
He was administered the oath by speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury just past midday.
Ershad avoided speaking to anyone as he entered the parliament premises and walked into the speaker's chamber.
Jatiya Party functionaries have said before that Ershad might take oath anytime soon.
He had been in a military hospital since Dec 12.
The former military dictator has played flip-flop with the Jan 5 polls, first agreeing to contest it and then saying he was backing off a day after submitting nominations.
The Jatiya Party did contest the polls and emerged as the second largest party in the 10th parliament after the Awami League.
It won 33 seats -- 20 without a contest.
Ershad's wife Raushan Ershad took oath with most other JP lawmakers last week and said she would function as opposition leader, quickly adding ‘with my husband's blessings’.
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