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Ducsu VP-elect Nur demands re-election to all posts

  • Published at 08:46 pm March 12th, 2019
Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) Vice-President-elect Nurul Haq Nur talks to journalists at the main entrance of the university's Teacher-Student Centre on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Focus Bangla

Earlier, after exchanging greetings with the Chhatra League president, Nur had announced to withdraw the class-boycott program

Hours after exchanging greetings with his Bangladesh Chhatra League rival Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon, Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) Vice-President-elect Nurul Haq Nur on Tuesday evening demanded re-election to all the posts of Ducsu, including that of VP, citing irregularities during Monday's polls.

He also demanded resignation of the incumbent officials involved in the Ducsu election and holding of the re-election under the supervision of new officials.

Talking to journalists around 6:45pm at TSC premises, Nur came up with the fresh demand after consultation with other members of his Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council panel and leaders of leftist student organizations. 

Earlier in the afternoon, tension on the university campus apparently eased as Chhatra League, led by its president who lost to Nur in Monday's Ducsu polls, met and congratulated the quota reform movement leader.

Showing a positive gesture, Nur announced to withdraw their class-boycott program.

Nur and leaders of different student organizations had held a meeting at the TSC auditorium around 2:30pm after he was allegedly assaulted by some Chhatra League activists on the campus.

Around 4pm, Shovon went there along with his supporters and talked to Nur for 10-15 minutes.

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Shovon embraced Nur amid the presence of leaders and activists of other student organizations, while Nur said they backed off from their decision of boycotting classes.

"But we will continue our demand for re-election. We will work together accepting the verdict of students to protect their interests,” he added.

Later in a brief address, Shovon said: "Win and loss is natural in election. Since Nur was elected as the representative of students, we will work with him. I will urge my fellows not to create any chaos."

"Nur will fulfil the desires of all of us. That's why all will have to play a responsible role in maintaining the academic atmosphere of our beloved university," he added.

The long overdue elections to Ducsu and its hall unions were held on Monday.

Nur was elected VP of Ducsu while Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani was elected general secretary. Eight among nine secretary posts also went to the candidates from Chhatra League panel.

As the results started coming in, all contesting panels except Chhatra League, rejected the election results alleging irregularities and demanded re-election to all the posts except the VP and social welfare secretary posts, and announced to boycott classes for an indefinite period from Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Chhatra League candidates were elected VP at 12 out of 18 halls in Monday’s hall union polls.

On the other hand, independent candidates secured six VP posts and four GS posts in six halls.

The ruling party student wing’s panels also took the GS posts in 14 halls.