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.