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HM Ershad’s second janaza held

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The second namaz-e-janaza of Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad on Monday morning

The second namaz-e-janaza of Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad on Monday morning, according to UNB.

The janaza took place around 10:55am.

His body will be taken to the party's central office at Kakrail to allow Jatiya Party leaders and activists to pay their last tributes. After Asr prayers, the third janaza will be held at the Baitu lMukarram National Mosque.

President Abdul Hamid, ministers, members of parliament, senior political leaders from different political parties attended the janaza.

The first janaza took place at the Army Central Mosque around 1:45pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile, condolence books will be opened at the Jatiya Party chairman's Banani office and the party's Kakrail central office till 18 July between 11:00am and 4:00pm, said party chairman's press and political secretary Sunil Shuvo Roy.

Ershad, a former military strongman and five-time MP, breathed his last at 7:45am on Sunday while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at the age of 89.

His body will be kept at the CMH mortuary. It will be flown to his home district Rangpur on Tuesday where his fourth janaza will be held after Zohr prayers at the Zila School grounds. He will be laid to rest at the Military Graveyard in Banani the same day.

Ershad's Qulkhwani will be held on Wednesday at Gulshan's Azad mosque.