Deprived BCL men stage demo again
A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League, who were not included in the newly announced full-fledged committee, on Monday announced to stay in front of the Raju memorial sculpture till controversial leaders would not be excluded from the committee.
They came up with this while staging a sit-in at the base of Raju sculpture again from Sunday night. After a week they started the sit-in as the central BCL committee issued a notice that it's new committee would pay their respects at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi on Monday.
The faction organised a press conference at the venue and firmly vowed to remain in demonstration until 'the problem' is solved, even if it means "spending Eid at Raju Sculpture".
"By placing wreath at the base of Bangabandhu, the new controversial committee will get validated," said, BM Lipi Akhter, President of Rokeya Hall Chhatra League.
She also said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave a list of 17 members who are controversial, involved with Jamaat-Shibir family, drug addicted, married about 11 days before but they were not excluded from the committee yet"
"On the other hand central BCL committee with controversial men went to pay tribute to the portrait of Bangabanhdu at Dhanmondhi-32, we strongly protested it" she added. Rakib Hossain, former program and planning affairs secretary of the central committee and spokesperson of deprived faction, said, "Those who have sweated to strengthen the hands of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been excluded from the committee. The assurances given to us have not been implemented yet."
Terming the tribute as a humiliation of Bangabandhu, the former Chhatra League member said, "Chhatra League's president and general secretary want to place wreaths and pay tribute to the Father of the Nation, despite all the controversies surrounding them".
"If these controversial individuals are able to pay tribute once, they will immediately be recognized with their new organization designation. It is our tradition to pay tribute to Bangabandhu before taking charge."
A total of 16 new BCL leaders were issued show-cause notices on May 15, following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's directives of dropping controversial men from the organization, and gave them 24 hours.