Leaders of Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League who failed to make room in newly announced central committee on Tuesday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to reconstitute the committee dropping the ‘non-eligible’ ones.
They also threatened to go on hunger strike and quit their positions in Chhatra League committee if actions were not taken within the deadline.
The group made the demands at a press conference held at Madhu’s Canteen at Dhaka University on Tuesday.
Nipo Tonne, deputy cultural affairs secretary of the central committee, alleged that many leaders with criminal records also non-students, drug abusers, drug dealers, married people and disputed individuals made their place in the committee.
She said there was no space for many devoted leaders and activists including twenty-two Dhaka University hall units’ presidents and secretaries.
Tonne also claimed that many got position in the newly announced committee in exchange of money.
She also demanded punishment of those involved in attacking the activists of the deprived faction that left many injured.
On Monday, at least 15 leaders and activists of Chhatra League were injured in a factional clash following announcement of its 301-member full-fledged central committee.
On the day, around hundred leaders and activists brought out a procession and arrived at Madhu’s Canteen to hold a press conference rejecting the committee which later turn into battlefield as the two fraction locked horn.
Witness said that followers of Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani attacked the press conference several minutes after it was started.
Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina approved the central committee on Monday afternoon about eleven months after Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani were made president and general secretary respectively in the 29th council session of the organisation.
A release, signed by Rezwanul Haque and Golam Rabbani, was circulated in the late afternoon confirming the new committee that featured 61 vice-presidents, 11 joint secretaries, 11 organising secretaries and other secretaries, deputy secretaries and assistant secretaries.
Meanwhile, the Chhatra League formed a three-member probe body to investigate into Monday clash with its vice-president Al Nahian Khan Joy, law affairs secretary Fouad Hossain Sahadat and information and research affairs secretary Pallab Kumar Barman.
A release signed by Chhatra League president and general secretary said also asked the probe body to submit the report within 48 hours.
The released also condemned Monday’s incident and said actions will be taken against persons responsible.
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