Nur expressed his reservation during the first Ducsu executive body meeting on Saturday
Terming the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) polls as “questionable,” its newly elected Vice President Nurul Haq Nur opposed nominating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a lifetime Ducsu member.
Nur expressed his reservation during the first Ducsu executive body meeting on Saturday, when Hasina was nominated a lifetime member by the newly elected panel.
International Affairs Secretary Shahrima Tanjima Orni tabled the proposal in the meeting before it was raised by Ducsu General Secretary Golam Rabbani for further discussion.
According to Rabbani, 24 leaders of the panel voiced their support for the proposal while Nur, the vice president was the only one who opposed.
However, Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council (BGSRPC) Joint Convener Rashed Khan claimed Social Welfare Secretary Akter Hossain was also against the motion.
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Nur, while talking to reporters after the meeting, said: “We had discussions about nominating the honourable prime minister as a lifetime member; however, we did not reach any conclusion on the matter.”
Nur said he does not want to see prime minister awarded with lifetime Ducsu membership from the premises of a controversial election.
“A section of students including me stand by our stance that the polls were questionable. I do not think the prime minister’s lifetime membership should be declared from such a position,” Nur said explaining his position.
Nur also claimed that a few other members agreed with this notion, which, however, was refuted by GS Rabbani, who said: “It was only the vice president who expressed his reservations.”
Earlier, first Ducsu meeting convened chaired by Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor and Ducsu President Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman.
Nurul Haq Nur has also decided to formally accept the duties of his position ending all speculations.
A total of 25 leaders of Ducsu and 234 hall union representatives were elected after 28 years. The last Ducsu polls were held in 1990.