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Ershad advised her, GM Kader to take anti-govt stance: Bidisha
8/5/2006
 

          Bidisha, former wife of HM Ershad, Friday claimed that the Jatiya Party (JP) chairman advised her and his brother lawmaker GM Kader to take anti-government stance with Rowshan Ershad MP taking pro-government posture.
She said this double-pronged political strategy was designed to keep both rival political camps happy and also to keep Ershad's position secure.
"It was his planů he told us (Bidisha and GM Kader) to take an anti-government stance. Ershad has done it just for his own interestů he is really very scared of jail", Bidisha said in an exclusive interview with the UNB at her Gulshan residence in the city Friday.
She returned home Thursday afternoon after staying abroad for 80 days, primarily for her treatment as well as of her son, Erik. She had been to the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore and India.
On Ershad's recent move about joining the four-party alliance, Bidisha said: "Ershad is totally unpredictable and no one knows what he will do. But I wish him good luck and hope his dream of becoming President again comes true."
Bidisha, who was divorced by Ershad last year, termed all the JP leaders as cowards, saying they have no guts to stand against him. "JP (Ershad) is a one-man show."
Asked about GM Kader's rebellious stance, she said although the two brothers quarrelled many times in the past, "but I'll not be surprised if both the brothers contest the election from the JP."
Kader is now cornered in the party as other JP lawmakers are in favour of joining the ruling alliance, she admitted.
Asked if she intended to form a party of her own, Bidisha said: "There is no logic in forming a new party like mushroom. But I will contest in the next election."
She thought that many dramas in politics remained to be seen towards the fag end of the alliance government. "I am watching the developments. Since I am not a big politician, I am trying to learn and understand politics, and I will be staying in politics," she said.
Asked if she would join the Awami League-led 14-party combine, Bidisha said she would be on the side of the people. "It's clear to me, the people of the country are not with the ruling alliance and Sheikh Hasina is not the lone opposition party," she said.

 

 
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