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Ershad off to Singapore for treatment

  • Published at 03:18 pm January 20th, 2019
File photo of Jatiya Party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad Collected

The former president is suffering from multiple health complications

Jatiya Party Chairman and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament HM Ershad has left for Singapore for medical checkup.

Ershad, along with his younger brother Hossain Morshed, his brother’s wife Roksana Khan Moreshed and party presidium member Major (retd) Khaled Akhter left Shahjalal International Airport by a Singapore Airlines flight around 12:40pm on Sunday, 

According to a press release issued, Jatiya Party Cochairman GM Quader, Secretary General Mashiur Rahman Ranga, presidium member Ziauddin Bablu and others saw him off at the airport.

Earlier, Jatiya Party Presidium member Faisal Chisti said Ershad is suffering from multiple health complications, including serious liver problem. 

"Sir is also suffering from acute knee pain," he added.

On December 10, 2018, Ershad went to Singapore for treatment and returned home on December 26, just three days before the 11th general election.

Ershad was elected MP from Rangpur 3 seat though he could not carry out any election campaign.

In a statement on January 4, Ershad said his party will be the main opposition in the 11th parliament while he will act as the Leader of the Opposition.

He also made GM Quader deputy opposition leader of the House.

Jatiya Party which joined the election as the key partner of the Grand Alliance bagged 22 seats.