Post-deprived faction demands dope test of central committee | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:24 AM, May 17, 2019

BCL Conflict

Post-deprived faction demands dope test of central committee

The post-deprived faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League yesterday demanded that all leaders, including president and general secretary of the central committee, take dope tests.

Expressing their reaction over the prime minister’s directive to drop the “controversial” leaders, the faction organised a press conference at Madhur Canteen on Dhaka University campus.

On behalf of the faction, former programme and planning affairs secretary Rakib Hasan raised the demand for dope test of leaders of the newly announced committee.

Former publication affairs secretary Saif Babu read out a written statement in which he expressed gratitude to the PM for her directives to reform the committee.

“We are ready to give a strong response if they disobey the prime minister’s directive in the name of reforming the committee,” he said.

Speaking at the press conference, Shahed Khan, general secretary of Kabi Jashim Uddin Hall unit of BCL said, “President and general secretary were bound to give the list of 17 controversial leaders, because our demand for reforming the central committee was logical.” 

Following the press conference, they published names of 99 BCL leaders who they claimed were given posts despite being unqualified.

SHOVON, RABBANI REVEAL NAMES OF ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ LEADERS

On Wednesday night, BCL president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani disclosed names of 15 (out of 17) “controversial” leaders.

During a meeting at Gono Bhaban on Wednesday, the prime minister directed Shovon to drop the “controversial” leaders from the committee if the allegations against them are found true.

Meanwhile, the probe body formed to investigate the scuffle between two BCL factions on Monday, submitted their report yesterday to BCL president and general secretary.

Talking to The Daily Star, Al Nahean Khan Joy, a member of the probe body said they have prepared the report after scrutinising video footage of the incident and talking to injured BCL activists and witnesses.

BCL on Monday announced its 301-member full-fledged central committee, igniting controversy and demonstration by some of those who could not make it to the new committee.

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