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JaPa to join polls even EVMs are used: Raushon

Published : 06 Oct 2022 11:44 PM

DhakaJatiya Party (JaPa) Chief Patron and Opposition Leader in the Parliament Raushon Ershad Thursday said her party will take part in the next 12th general election even if the electronic voting machine (EVM) systems are used in the upcoming polls.

"JaPa is an election-oriented party. If the next 12th national election is held through the EVM system, the party will participate in the election," she said in a video message.

In a prerecorded video message from a hospital in Bangkok, the opposition leader hoped that the next general elections will be fair and those who come to power will work to take the country forward.

The video message which was recorded on September 25 was released through a press conference at a city hotel on Thursday.

Raushon Ershad is currently undergoing treatment at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.

JaPa has participated in the elections during crucial times in the country, she said, adding that the party will participate in the next election as well.

She said that people of the country now are using 4G, and 5G as the country is advancing towards information technology.

"So, there is no harm if EVMs will be used in the election process," she said.

JaPa Chief Patron also urged JaPa leaders and workers to make the party's 10th National Council to be held on November 26, 2022, successful.

Jatiya Party (Ershad) on March 23, 2019 appointed Raushon Ershad, senior co-chairperson of the party, as deputy leader of the opposition in the House, relieving GM Quader from the post.