Disgruntled BCL members demand dissolution of central committee
A deprived faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders, who were not included in the new central committee, announced on Monday demanded punishment to those who launched attacks on them.
Protesting the assault on them they formed a human chain at the base of Aparajeyo Bangla on Wednesday.
Decrying the inclusion of 'controversial leaders' in its 301-member full committee, they demanded that the new committee be dissolved immediately and those who assaulted them at Madhur Canteen be punished.
BM Lipi Akter, Cafeteria and Common Room Affairs Secretary of the Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU), claimed that many 'eligible leaders' were dropped out of the committee.
"Many controversial, non-students, married ones, drug dealers and job holders were given posts in the committee," she alleged at the programme.
The pro-Awami League student body Chhatra League on Monday announced its 301-member full-fledged central committee, touching off controversy and demonstration by some of those who were deprived.
The committee included a few married ones, non-students, alleged extortionists, expelled BCL men, drug dealers and addicts, according to sources in the student organization.
Besides, BCL insiders said, many dedicated leaders and activists were deprived, while those allegedly having connections with BNP, its pro-student wing Chhatra Dal as well as Chhatra Shibir had been included in the new committee.
On Tuesday deprived BCL leaders issued a 48-hours ultimatum to reform the committee excluding controversial leaders.
The 301-member full-fledged Central Executive Committee was formed about a year back after BCL's 29th National Council on May 11-12 last year.
Later, Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon became President and Golam Rabbani General Secretary as nominated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on July 31 that year.