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Quota reform movement protesters to contest Rucsu polls after Ducsu

  • Published at 09:20 pm March 13th, 2019
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Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students’ Rights's RU unit convener, Ahsan Masud Munnaf addressing media at Rajshahi University on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The organization’s RU unit convener, Ahsan Masud Munnaf, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday

After the Dhaka University Central Student Union (Ducsu) elections, the quota reform movement protesters platform – Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students’ Rights – has decided to contest the Rajshahi University Central Student Union (Rucsu).

The organization’s RU unit convener, Ahsan Masud Munnaf, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.

Masud Munnaf said: “We organized the movement to get the rights of ordinary students. Since, Rucsu works for the protection of ordinary students, we believe that our participation in Rucsu elections is necessary.”

Responding to a question on whether the platform will field candidates individually or from a coalition, Masud said: "We have decided to not form any coalition for the election. We will select the full panel from the Bangladesh Council to Protect General Students’ Rights banner.

The leader of the quota reform movement said that no discussions have been held with the administration as of yet.

Previously, the Rajshahi University authorities had formed a committee to engage in dialogue with student bodies, who had been urged to submit their documents by February 11.

The administration is working on organizing Rucsu elections this year.