‘Deprived’ Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders on demo again -Daily Star
11:36 AM, May 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:33 PM, May 27, 2019

‘Deprived’ BCL leaders on demo again

The protesting faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has resumed demonstration alleging that the controversial new central committee is getting validated.

After a week, they started a sit-in from the wee hours, at the base of Raju Sculpture, Dhaka University, after central BCL issued a notice that it’s new committee would pay their respects at the mural of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Dhanmondi today.

“By placing wreath at the base of Bangabandhu, the new controversial committee will get validated,” BM Lipi Akhter, president of Rokeya Hall Chhatra League, told The Daily Star.

Another protestor, Rakib Hassan, former planning affairs secretary of the student front, told The Daily Star that this decision of the central committee is against the decision of central Awami League and its President Sheikh Hasina.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had ordered to exclude those controversial from the new committee. They are violating the order,” he claimed.

The faction organised a press conference at the venue and firmly vowed to remain in demonstration until “the problem” is solved, even if it means “spending Eid at Raju Sculpture”.

WHAT IS IT WITH BCL’S NEW COMMITTEE?

Earlier this month, Chhatra League announced its full central committee – what sparked instant protests among activists and leaders within.

Protesting factions said deserving candidates were ignored and controversial candidates including drug dealers and abusers were picked for the posts.

The protesting faction has seen the wrath of the central committee’s followers and activists on several occasions, but has declined to step back for their claim.

Finally, on May 19, they gave a rest to their demonstrations after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directly ordered ousting of the controversial individuals in the committee.

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