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PM expresses anger, warns of dissolving BCL central committee

A former minister said the prime minister was so furious with the BCL top brass that she said she would dissolve the central committee

Update : 08 Sep 2019, 12:01 PM

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed dissatisfaction with Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) top brass.

The premier expressed her displeasure during a meeting of the Local Government Nomination Board on Saturday.

A former minister, currently a presidium member, said the prime minister at one point of the meeting was so furious that she said she would dissolve the Chhatra League central committee.

Sources at the meeting said a joint general secretary raised the issue of Chhatra League President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon using VIP protocol during his visit to Sylhet. 

He also criticized Shovon, and Golam Rabbani, general secretary of Chhatra League, for their laziness.

The leader also pointed out that controversial activities by the Chhatra League top brass are tainting the party’s image.

A presidium member, wishing anonymity, told Dhaka Tribune that one of the joint secretaries was unhappy with the two Chhatra League leaders as they had failed to set up the Kushtia district Chhatra League committee as per his instructions.

During the meeting, other leaders, including Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader pointed out several allegations of bribes taken for approving unit committees.

When contacted, Awami League Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman confirmed the premier's displeasure saying: "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is unhappy with the two top leaders."

However, he declined to comment on the issue of dissolving the Chhatra League central committee.

Shovon and Rabbani were both unavailable over the phone for a comment.

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