The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has announced the names of the President and the Secretary of the Dhaka University unit although the President-elect did not submit his curriculum vitae (CV) to the scrutiny committee, which was mandatory for the candidates to check their age and studentship, sources say.
BCL on Thursday named Abid Al Hasan as President and Motahar Hossain Prince as General Secretary.
The name of the President-elect was not in the final list which was submitted to the BCL leadership. Some 190 leaders submitted their CVs to the committee to get elected as President and Secretary of the unit. Of them, 116 were found valid, a member of the scrutiny committee said.
The leaders also claimed that the new committee leaders were selected without election through the blessings of a particular syndicate that was active behind the screening to choose the leaderships of the DU chapter. In the upcoming central council, due on July 25-26, the syndicate will use the same practice to select their chosen candidates of Dhaka metropolitan unit of BCL.
The newly-announced committee of DU unit of BCL was heavily criticised by the leaders and activists for not holding an election.
Meanwhile, a question has been raised as to how General Secretary Motahar Hossain Prince was selected for the post while his brother was involved in the BNP politics?
A leader of the BCL told the Daily Observer, "According to tradition of the BCL the DU unit top leaders were elected from among its unit leaders. But this time it was violated. Hasan was BCL central leader and not a DU leader."
Pointing fingers at the syndicate, a Vice-President of the BCL told that the syndicate managed the central committee to violate the tradition as the same practice will be followed in the central committee council to select their chosen candidates.
BCL Vice-President Joydeb Nandi, who is leading the three-member committee for conducting the scrutiny, told the Daily Observer, "Abid Al Hasan did not submit his CV to the committee."
Refuting the claim BCL General Secretary Siddique Nazmul Alam said, "Hasan submitted his CV to me not only once but several times."
"There is no chance to become a leader without submitting a CV," he added.
Abid Al Hasan said, "I had submitted my CV's to the President, Secretary and scrutiny committee."