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After failing to meet PM, BCL President, Secy write letter to her

Published : Saturday, 14 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 732

After several failed attempts to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the president and the general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) wrote a letter to Sheikh Hasina apologizing for their mistakes and controversial activities.
BCL General Secretary Golam Rabbani issued the handwritten letter on Wednesday following their special passes to the prime minister's official residence Ganabhaban had been revoked for their controversial activities.
The letter, a copy of which is obtained by The Daily Observer, signed by BCL central General Secretary Golam Rabbani, was submitted to one of the four leaders, who had been assigned by the AL president to look after the BCL affairs.
Rabbani wrote, "We are regretful and apologize for our known and unknown mistakes."
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is extremely annoyed at BCL top-ranking leaders - President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani's - controversial activities.
The PM showed her anger at them, who reached the top ranks of the organisation     on July 31 last year, over the duo's activities at a meeting of AL at her official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday night.
According to AL central leaders, Shovon and Rabbani may lose their posts. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is looking for new leaders herself and told others to do so.
The fate of the two leaders will be decided at a meeting of the highest decision making body of AL at 7:00pm on Saturday.
Addressing the premier as 'compassionate leader' in the head of the letter, the duo, Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani, said, "Your sons (BCL president and general secretary) are not so bad as they were presented before you. We are repeatedly becoming a victim of conspiracy."
They wrote, "We have been trying to uphold the flag of education-peace-progress (BCL's three mottos), which you (Sheikh Hasina) handed over to us. But, we started to face various adversities including quadratic pressure, non-cooperation from former leaders and conspiracies from the very beginning of taking the responsibility of the organisation. Our path for positive transformation has become difficult for these."
Confessing their unexpected mistakes, they also said, "Some of our known and unknown mistakes also have made our path more difficult." Citing three problems, he added more on the letter.
Mentioning what he called problem No. 1 he recounted that Hasina had allowed them to use her party office at 23-Bangabandhu Avenue.
Claiming that BCL kept the office premises clean, Rabbani wrote, "We unhesitatingly say we kept your property in care. The allegation of leaving it filthy is baseless and purposeful."
He blamed one Shahjahan, who allegedly does not want Chhatra League to use the office.
"You (Hasina) have been shown photos of littered toilets and walls after making those dirty by outsiders," Rabbani furthered adding that the office staff members can attest to the truth.
The BCL General Secretary, mentioning the second problem, went on explaining him delaying at the student front's Jagannath University unit council meeting on July 20.
Rabbani claimed that he and Shovon had been to his village home in Madaripur marking his mother's death anniversary.
He said after passing a sleepless night and attending many street rallies, they reached Savar around 8:00am on that day.
"After taking some rest, we were late by 40 minutes to reach the venue of the council that started from 12 noon. The late arrival was unintentional and the event's chief guest, the Home Minister himself, was informed earlier about it," he said.
In the explanation against third allegation regarding Jahangirnagar University (JU) scam, Rabbani wrote,"The issue was differently placed to you. The Vice Chancellor's spouse and son have earned a huge amount of money by commission 'trade' using university unit Chhatra League for dealings.
Following this the university authorities gave Tk1.6 crore to the JU chapter Chhatra League. When this information came to light, a volatile situation began on the campus and madam VC called us (Central President and General Secretary).
She got embarrassed when we met and we asked her why university unit Chhatra League had been paid the money without our concern. Leader, in that situation we said something that was not justified. So, we apologize."
"We are remorseful and seeking your pardon for all of our known and unknown mistakes. You are the daughter of Bangabandhu and the Mother of Humanity. Pardon us and give the chance to correct our mistakes to repay your faith on us by your magnanimity. We have no place to go, if you leave us," they ended.
When contacted, Golam Rabbani said, "If we can meet our leader (PM Sheikh Hasina) and tell her everything regarding those, she will pardon us. We will go on as per her instruction."









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