Quotas for minorities if JP comes to power: Ershad
Staff Correspondent bdnews24.com
Published: 2016-12-26 15:35:53.0 BdST Updated: 2016-12-26 15:35:53.0 BdST
The Jatiya Party will offer quotas for religious minorities in parliament, government jobs and higher education if it comes to power, says party Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad.
During a Christmas programme for the leaders of Bangladesh’s Christian community on Monday, the JP leader said:
“I want to institute a quota for religious minorities in parliament, jobs and higher education. With your support, the Jatiya Party will once again come to power.”
“We are very proud to have the first ever cardinal from Bangladesh,” he continued. “I am the only Bangladeshi President to meet with the Pope in Vatican City and invite him to visit our country.”
“During my time in power I did not discriminate against anyone,” said Ershad. “But now, priests and Christian citizens are being murdered. There is no security, not for life or property.”
“This must change. And the Jatiya Party is necessary for that change. Help us strengthen the Jatiya Party.”
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