Prime Minister and also the President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina’s directives have been ignored in constituting the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
BCL, the students’ wing of ruling Awami League, was asked to form the full-fledged committee with the coordination of former president Saifur Rahman Shohag and General secretary SM Zakir Hossain.Special responsibilities for forming the BCL committee were given to Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Joint General Seretary of Awami League, BM Mozammel Haque and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, organising secretary of Awami League.
But incumbent BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani allegedly ignored all the directives.
Sheikh Hasina asked Shovon and Rabbani to keep coordination with former BCL leaders Shohag and Zakir but none of the followers of them was included in the newly formed BCL central body. Moreover, running BCL president and secretary have trashed the list submitted by Shohag and Zakir.
According to BCL constitution, married and over aged persons cannot hold any post in the committee, but deprived leaders and activists alleged that at least six married persons have been given portfolio in new BCL body.
Shohani Hasan Tithi who got the post of vice president, has been married twice, joint secretary post holder Anjumanara Anu and Rushi Chowdhury are also married. Sadik Khan and two more vice president post holders are also married, alleged BCL protesting faction.
The protesting faction of BCL also alleged that at least 13 persons have been picked up in to the committee whose families are involved with BNP-Jamaat’s politics and ally of anti Liberation forces.Another vice president post holder Abu Sayeed allegedly over aged and also married. Moreover he was reportedly banned for life time from BCL for breaching organisation’s discipline.
A BCL man, who was headlined on media for exposing arms in public, is also made vice president of the new committee. Besides, there are about 20 persons come in to the committee who have been accused of setting fire at Pahela Baishakh concert.
BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani picked 22 persons from his own home district in 301-member newly formed body.
However, series of allegations and agitations are being shrouded among the leaders and activists of the country’s largest students’ organisation. And such a situation is also tarnishing the glorious image of this historic organisation founded by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.