New BCL leaders vow to take action against extortionists
The new acting President and General Secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), a student wing of ruling Awami League (AL), on Sunday said they would run the organization as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's instructions.
They who were appointed only for 10 months as per BCL's constitution will exercise all kinds of organising power to regulate all organising activities of the student body until its next council, said a central AL leader.
Acting President Al Nahean Khan Joy and Acting General Secretary Lekhak Bhattyacharya will
take their respective charges on Monday.
While talking with reporters at the Madhu's Canteen of Dhaka University in the afternoon the Acting President of Chhatra League Al Nahean Khan Joy said action would be taken against extortionists and illegal tender trader.
Amid various controversies and allegations of corruption, immediate past BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani were removed from their respective posts.
Following AL Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader told newsmen that the BCL leaders had been asked to step down.
Nahian said, "The new leaders will run Chhatra League as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's instructions."
The new Acting General secretary of the ruling party's student wing Lekhak Bhattacharjee said, "Our biggest challenge is to arrange the central council within 10 months."
"We will fulfil all our commitments within the timeframe."
Lekhak Bhattacharjee said, "The big challenge we are going to face is to form committees and arrange the next council of the Chhatra League within next 10 months".
Lekhak further said, "We will make BCL united under a single banner. There will be no culture of a specific leader-centric politics. We will try to strengthen the hand of Sheikh Hasina."
He also sought all-out co operation of senior Awami League leaders, low enforcement agencies and media personalities to run the BCL properly. Lekhak referring to the allegation brought against Shovan and Rabbani said they would not allow such things to happen in future.
"Before a leader is picked, at all levels, we will scrutinize all of his information and also take help from detective branch of police and law enforcement agencies, if needed," he said.
Acting General Secretary Lekhak Bhattyacharya also said, "We will take charges on Monday through paying tribute to father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman."