The pro-Awami League Blue Panel has swept the Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) election, bagging 14 out of 15 executive committee posts including all key positions.
The Blue Panel secured all positions in the committee last year.
The Blue Panel’s Prof Maksud Kamal, a teacher of the university’s earth and environment sciences faculty, has been elected as DUTA president while business faculty Dean Prof Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, also from the panel, has been elected to the post of general secretary.
Prof Kamal bagged 949 votes, while his rival from the White Panel, Professor ABM Obaidul Islam, secured 477 votes.
The White Panel's candidate for general secretary, Prof Luthfor Rahman, garnered 679 votes.
Prof Hasanuzzaman, a teacher from the university’s computer science and engineering department, is the only person elected to the executive committee of DUTA from the pro-BNP white panel.
DUTA Election Commissioner Prof Tofail Ahmad Chowdury, also a teacher of the university's chemistry department, announced the results of the election at the DU Teachers’ Club on Monday afternoon.
The votes were cast between 10am and 2pm on Monday.
“Out of 2010 voters, some 1502 cast their votes- about 75%,” Tofail said while announcing the results.
Prof Imdadul Huq was elected DUTA vice president, Prof Momotajuddin Ahmed as treasurer, and Prof Tazin Aziz Chowdhury as joint secretary.
Prof Zeenat Huda, Prof Muhammad Samad, Prof Aftab Ali Seikh, Prof Ziaur Rahman, Prof Nizamul Huq Bhuiyan, Prof Sadeka Halim, Prof Sabita Rizwana Rahman, Prof Soumitra Sekhar, and Associate Professor Chandranath Poddar are the others elected to the executive committee.
Earlier, left-leaning teachers of the Pink Panel collected the nomination papers, but did not take part in the election.