Islamist party says Ershad is a true defender of Islam

Published: August 11, 2018 21:37:18 | Updated: August 12, 2018 21:28:24


Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish, an Islamist political party, has forged an election alliance with the Jatiya Party led by former military dictator HM Ershad.

Both parties held a joint press conference after signing a partnership deal at a programme in Dhaka. Ershad and Khilafat Majlish chief Habibur Rahman were present at the programme, reports bdnews24.com.

“Ershad is the only solider defending Islamic values in Bangladesh. We cannot entrust a woman with the responsibility of saving Islam,” said Ismail Noorpuri, senior secretary general of Khilafat Majlish.

 The deal came ahead of the general election due in December.

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