Chhatra Federation demands removal of Shovon-Rabbani from Ducsu, senate

Chhatra Federation demands removal of Shovon-Rabbani from Ducsu, senate

Left-leaning student organization Bangladesh Chhatra Federation has demanded exclusion of former president and general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League from their posts at the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) and the university senate.

They came up with the demand at a protest rally on the campus on Sunday.

After 28 years, Ducsu polls were held on March 11 amid allegations of irregularities.

At the protest rally, the students demanded removal of former Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon from the university senate while its former general secretary Golam Rabbani from the post of Ducsu general secretary.

Bangladesh Chhatra League-led panel won 23 posts at the Ducsu election, including that of the general secretary. Bangladesh Sadharon Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad won the posts of vice president and social service secretary.

The protesters also demanded immediate arrest of the duo for corruption allegations.

On September 14, Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina selected the new central leadership and asked Shovon and Rabbani to step down.

The decision comes at a time when the ruling party's student wing is suffering from a severe image crisis.

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 Chhatra League.