Published:  09:55 AM, 14 July 2019 Last Update: 10:32 AM, 14 July 2019

Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad dies

Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad dies

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad died while undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital on Sunday morning.

He breathed his last at 7:45am, said Rezaul Shamim, an assistant director of ISPR.

The former military strongman had been shuttling between his home and hospital for the last few months as his health condition deteriorated.

Ershad, also the Leader of the Opposition Leader in Parliament, had captured power in 1982 when he was the army chief and declared himself the President the next year. He later formed the Jatiya Party and won the controversial election of 1986.

The military dictator was ousted through a mass uprising in the early ‘90s.

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