Convener of pro-Awami League teachers’ platform at Dhaka University today demanded that all activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) should be recruited for government jobs during the current regime considering their "sacrifice in upholding party ideology".
"The Chhatra League activists also underwent many attacks when Awami League was in opposition. These sacrifices are their eligibilities for getting government jobs," Dr Abdul Aziz, convener of the Blue Panel, said at a discussion organised to mark the 94th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall unit of BCL organised the programme.
"The BCL men do not raise their demands anywhere. So, I, on behalf of them, demand all BCL men be recruited in jobs during this tenure," insisted Prof Aziz, a teacher of Chemistry.
Citing his unsuccessful lobbying for a BCL activist, he said a minister turned down his request for a job on the ground that the BCL man got third class in all the public exams.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, who attended the programme as the chief guest, opposed the demand.
"All BCL men must get jobs. But they should not seek pity for this. They must get jobs by dint of their merits," he said.
Saying that even Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina risked her life for establishing democracy in the country, the minister advised all party workers to embrace same attitude to succeed in life.