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Chhatra League gets new acting president, secretary

Shobon and Rabbani were asked to resign, Obaidul said

Update : 14 Sep 2019, 09:46 PM

Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has selected new central leadership of the Bangladesh Chhatra League.

Al-Nahean Khan Joy, current first vice president was made the acting president, while Lekhak Bhattacharjee, current first joint secretary was made the acting general secretary of the student wing of the ruling party.

Rejwanul Haque Choudhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani was the president and general secretary of the Chhatra League respectively.

“Shovon and Rabbani have been asked to resign," Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader told reporters after a meeting of Awami League Central Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the ruling party, at Ganabhaban on Saturday.

The decision came at a time when a severe image crisis was ongoing against the ruling party's student wing.

Awami League leaders, workers asked to maintain people’s confidence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the Awami League leaders and workers to work in order to fulfill people's expectations by keeping up their confidence and trust in the party.

Sheikh Hasina said this while delivering her introductory speech at a meeting of its Central Working Committee.

“Awami League has been able to earn people's confidence and trust as people know that their fate has changed since the party came to power,” she said, reports BSS.

The prime minister also said that the grassroots leaders and workers would have to work sincerely. “I believe that is the only way we can reach our desired goal, and build Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman."

Sheikh Hasina also directed the party leaders and activists to play a more responsible role towards the nation.

Awami League National Council on December 20-21

The Awami League president instructed her party leaders to prepare to hold the 21st National Council in December.

“The council will be held on December 20-21,” Awami League Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Mia (Golap) told Dhaka Tribune.

The Awami League holds its council every three years following its charter.

The Awami League re-elected Sheikh Hasina as president with Obaidul Quader as general secretary during its 20th council on October 22-23, 2016.

JU VC: Allegations of giving Tk1.6cr to Chhatra League fabricated

Jahangirnagar University Vice Chancellor professor Farzana Islam on Saturday accused the Chhatra League for cooking up a story over their share from the development projects of the university.

Challenging the Chhatra League over the issue, she said: "Requests will be made to the University Grants Commission and the chancellor of the University for investigation into it further.

“I did not have any conversation with them on share of money. I do not have any idea on where do they receive commissions from,” the VC told reporters at her residence at the university campus on Saturday.

Both, the VC and the central Chhatra League, especially outgoing President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and outgoing General Secretary Golam Rabbani, are in a face-to-face position over corruption allegations.

Earlier, the VC alleged that top two leaders demanded a "4-6%" cut from the Tk1,445cr development project at the university.

Dhaka Tribune JU Correspondent Shoyaib Rahman Sajeeb contributed to this report.

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