Islamist party says Ershad is a true defender of Islam

Saturday, 11 August 2018

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.