Post-deprived and devalued leaders of the committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League, revealed a list of ninety nine controversial leaders, who were awarded different posts in newly announced full-fledged central committee of BCL.
They revealed the list at a press conference held at Madhur Canteen on the Dhaka University campus on Thursday noon.Saif Babu, former publicity secretary of previous BCL central committee delivered the key speech at the press conference. Post-deprived leaders, including BCL several hall units’ presidents and secretaries, were present there.
According to the press conference, ninety nine controversial leaders secured posts in the newly formed BCL central committee.
Although, BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury and general secretary Golam Rabbani held a press conference at Awami League president Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi early Thursday and claimed that only seventeen controversial leaders got different posts in the new committee.
BCL president and secretary promised to suspend those controversial leaders, against whom several allegations, including non-students, over-age, marriages, criminal accusations and anti-Liberation War views, were brought.
Post-deprived leaders said that BCL president and general secretary confessed the inclusion of seventeen controversial leaders in the new committee. It has proven the rationality of our demands. But the numbers of controversial leaders will be ninety nine instead of seventeen.
They also demanded that dope test would be made mandatory for the inclusion of someone in BCL committee.Protesting BCL leaders said that they are not against their president and general secretary, rather against the controversial persons and the intruders.
The BCL on Monday announced its 301-member full-fledged central committee, touching off controversy and demonstrations by some of those who could not make it to the new committee and were devalued.
On Monday evening, the post deprived and the devalued brought out a procession, which was allegedly attacked by the post-holders of the new committee.
While arranging a press conference at Madhur Canteen to wage their demand, they also faced similar attack, which injured at least six of them.
This faction is demonstrating protest to suspend the controversial leaders from the committee. They also demanded a fresh committee and inclusion of them in it.