Committee Row

BCL dissidents continue sit-in

DU Correspondent | Published: 01:24, Jun 03,2019


Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, who failed to make room or did not get expected posts in the recently announced central committee, vowed to continue their sit-in at Raju memorial monument at Dhaka University as their demonstration stepped into eighth consecutive on Sunday.

They said that they would continue demonstration until clear announcement of meeting their demands comes and the committee was reconstituted.

The agitated Chhatra League activists began their indefinite sit-it on the night of May 26 demanding reconstituting the Chhatra League central committee dropping the controversial figures.

They alleged that the new committee was comprised with many individuals with criminal records, non-students, drug addicts, drug dealers, married people and disputed individuals.

On May 29, Bangladesh Chhatra League at the instruction of prime minister Sheikh Hasina removed 19 controversial persons from its central committee following protests by the dissidents. But the organisation is yet to name the individuals who had been dropped.

Sheikh Hasina approved the central committee on May 13 about eleven months after Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani were made president and general secretary respectively in the 29th council session of the organisation.

Following the announcement of its 301-member full-fledged central committee at least two factional clashes were held between two groups leaving many injured.

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