She made the decision to scrutinize the candidates’ merits, skills, and capabilities, before selecting eligible candidates for the vacant positions
Awami League President and the country’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, will personally speak with 323 candidates, who have applied for the top two positions in the ruling party’s student wing, Bangladesh Chhatra League.
She made the decision to scrutinize the candidates’ merits, skills, and capabilities, before selecting eligible candidates for the vacant positions.
The Awami League chief made the announcement at a meeting attended by central party leaders at Ganabhaban on Wednesday night. The matter was confirmed by a number of senior leaders present at that meeting.
According to sources, the applicants will be invited to the Ganabhaban on May 20-21 for the above mentioned purpose. The prime minister will personally interview the candidates, and then hold another meeting with the central leaders.
A total of 111 candidates collected application forms for the president position, and another 212 applied for the general secretary position, for the 29th Central Council of Bangladesh Chhatra League. The council was held on May 11 and 12.
However, the event ended without selection of the top two leaders for the student organization. But central leaders were elected through a three-phase voting by councillors from across the country.
The past two elections were however mired by allegations of infiltration, and elected leaders also faced criticism.
Sources told this correspondent that Awami League President Sheikh Hasina had expressed disappointment over allegations concerning the Chhatra League committee. She has decided to appoint top leaders for the Chhatra League through selection, instead of election.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com