Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has said the Rangpur city polls result showed that people want a change in power.
"The Rangpur election has demonstrated that people, and the time has come for the change," he said on Saturday.
Ershad, also the special envoy to the Prime Minister, came up with the remarks while speaking at a programme marking the joining of Pirojpur-3 MP Dr Rustam Ali Farazi to Jatiya Party at its Banani office.
Ershad also said that people want to get rid of killing, enforced disappearance and corruption.
"Why does a man get killed and made disappeared? Why does a girl get raped? It's the responsibility of the government to ensure public security," he said.
The Jatiya Party chief also said the government cannot ensure people's safety as its main focus is on hanging onto power.
Ershad said his party, if returns to power, will ensure the security of people and their property.
According to UNB, he voiced resentment as some cases filed against him still remain unsettled.
The Jatiya Party chairman urged his party leaders and activists to work together for strengthening it to go to power.