Criminal case accused among hopefuls
Some of the persons forwarding CVs with hopes of getting leading posts through today's council for Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) units at 18 Dhaka University halls are accused in attempted murder and drug cases.
One aspirant from Zahurul Haq Hall is accused in a case filed with New Market police over the beating of a BCL leader in Nilkhet on January 7 with hammers and iron rods while another with Gopalganj police over the hacking of a man in 2010.
One hopeful from Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall is even accused in a case filed with Shahbagh Police Station under the narcotics control act after he was allegedly snatched from law enforcers on being caught with alcoholic beverages.
Though scheduled to last one year, tenures of the hall units expired more than three and a half years ago while that of the DU five months ago. Initially the presidents and general secretaries will be announced followed by the full 61-member committees. The council begins at 11:00am with Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader as chief guest.
The pro-Awami League student body hosted its DU unit council on June 11, 2015 and selected Abid Al Hasan and Motahar Hossain Prince as president and general secretary respectively.
Abid said that they would select no “controversial candidate” and only those with a “clean image” would come following a “proper review”. “We will order the newly selected duos to announce full committees within one month,” he added.
Motahar justified the delay saying it took time to manage the organisational wings. Selecting real dedicated leaders also takes times, he added.