BCL, Moitree to meet Mar 15 for joint programme
Two months into the murder of Chhatra Moitree leader Sunny by Bangladesh Chhatra League men at Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute, the feuding groups reached a reconciliation at a joint meeting in presence of the leaders of their parent organisations on Sunday night.
Meeting sources said Chhatra Moitree and BCL reached the reconciliation after leaders of Awami League (AL) and Workers Party (WP) agreed that they would not influence the investigation into the murder and trial of the killers including the polytechnic unit BCL President Nizam Uddin who 'nfiltrated' into the party from Islami Chhatra Shibir.
The meeting suspended political activities of BCL and Moitree at the institute until holding of a meeting scheduled for March 15 to decide a joint action plan at all educational institutes in Rajshahi demanding trial of war criminals and restoration of 1972 constitution.
Held at Rajshahi city AL office, the meeting was attended, among others, by Rajshahi Mayor and city AL General Secretary AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, lawmaker and WP politburo member Fazle Hossain Badsha, city AL leaders Shafikur Rahman Badsha, Mir Iqbal, Shahadat Hossain, WP leaders Liakat Ali, Abu Sayeed and Entajul Haque Babu, city BCL President Abdul Momin, General Secretary Zedu Sarker, Chhatra Moitree city unit President Motiur Rahman and district unit General Secretary Mohaimenul Haq Rana.
Moitree leader Motiur said Nizam Uddin, who infiltrated into BCL from Shibir, is enjoying Awami League blessings and avoiding arrest when Jamaat-Shibir men are still being arrested for the killing of BCL worker Faruk Hossain at Rajshahi University.”
Rajshahi city BCL General Secretary Zedu Sarker said, Nizam joined the BCL during mayor election in 2008 and was made the polytechnic unit's president months later for his role in the election.
Talking to this correspondent, Mayor Liton said they have no sympathy for the killers and they requested police to arrest the killers immediately.
Lawmaker Fazle Hossain Badsha said they advanced for reconciliation considering the grand alliance's image and to avoid clashes among their student bodies on campus.