The 29th central council of Bangladesh Chhatra League, which was scheduled to be held on March 31, has been postponed, its General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain said today.
“The Chhatra League central council will not be held on March 31. We will inform you (media) later, he told our Dhaka University correspondent.
The decision came after BCL President Saifur Rahman Sohag and General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gono Bhaban today.
Earlier, on January 9, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the BCL president and general secretary to hold the council on March 31.
On January 6, ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at the 70th founding anniversary programme of BCL asked its leaders to hold the council, saying the premier expressed her opinion to hold it in the month of independence (March).
The last council was held on July 25-26, 2015, four years after the previous one, keeping Saifur Rahman Sohag and Jakir Hossain as the president and the general secretary respectively.
As many as 28 BCL councils were held in the last 70 years since the organisation's inception in 1948, whereas only seven were held in last 30 years in place of 15 if held regularly as per its constitution.
The article 11 (Kha) and (Ga) of the BCL constitution says the tenure of the central executive committee will be two years.