Four independent candidates along with a general student of Dhaka University (DU) started hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions.
Among them, Anindya Mondol, a 3rd student of Philosophy department was a member candidate of Jagannath Hall union, Tawhid Tanjin, a 4th year student of Computer Science and Technology department, was a candidate for transport affairs secretary of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU).
The others are Soyeb Mahmud, a second year student of Physics department and an independent candidate of Literature Affairs secretary of Shahidulla Hall union, Md Mainiddin, a 2nd year student of Population Sciences department and an independent candidate of cultural affairs secretary of Mohsin Hall Union and Roni Hossain, a 4th year student of Geography and Environment Science department and a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall.
Anindya Mondol said, “The results of DUCSU and hall unions are fabricated ones. The university authorities staged a drama in the name of election.”
He also said they are observing hunger strike demanding re-elections at the earliest. “Or else, we’ll continue our hunger strike.”
The long overdue elections to DUCSU and its hall unions were held on Monday.
Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Ducsu while BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani its general secretary. Eight among nine secretary posts went to candidates from BCL panel.
After the results were published, all panels, except that of BCL, rejected the results alleging irregularities, and demanded reelection to all the posts except that of VP and Social Welfare post, and announced to boycott classes for an indefinite period.