Jatiya Party removes Ranga as opposition chief whip


Jatiya Party has removed lawmaker Moshiur Rahman Ranga from the post of opposition chief whip in parliament and the primary membership of the party amid infighting.


Party Chairman GM Quader took the decision by exercising his power given by the party constitution, Jatiya Party Joint Office Secretary Mahmud Alam said in a media statement Friday.


The order has already been implemented, he added.


On September 14, Jatiya Party stripped Rangpur-1 MP Ranga of all party posts, including that of the presidium member.


On September 17, the party removed Ziaul Haque Mridha, lawmaker from Brahmanbaria-2, from all his posts in the organisation, including that of the adviser to the chairman.


The removals came at a time when a conflict between GM Quader and Raushon Ershad has surfaced recently over the control of the party ahead of the next general election.


On December 3, 2018, then Jatiya Party Chairman and founder HM Ershad appointed Ranga its secretary general removing Ruhul Amin Hawlader.


After Ershad’s death, current party chairman GM Quader made party co-chairman Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu its secretary general, removing Ranga from the post on July 26, 2020.


After Bablu’s death, party co-chairman Mujibul Haque Chunnu was appointed as the Jatiya Party secretary general on October 10 last year.


Source: United News of Bangladesh