BCL 'ready' to announce full committee in 48 hours

Mahbub Hasan
Published : 21:17, Apr 18, 2019 | Updated : 23:00, Apr 18, 2019

Bangladesh Chhatra League President Rejwanul Haque Choudhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani greet Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina with a bouquet before a meeting at Ganabhaban on August 1, 2018. FOCUS BANGLA/File Photo

Three days after Prime Minister and ruling Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in forming a full committee of AL‘s student affiliation, now Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has said it’s 'ready' to announce the full panel within 48 hours.
“Instruction of the party President and PM Hasina has been dispatched to BCL president and general secretary to form a full committee within the shortest possible time,” AL joint-general secretary Abdur Rahman told Bangla Tribune.
They (BCL leaders) are “prepared to announce the full committee within 48 hours,” Rahman said quoting BCL president and general secretary.
The development came after four top AL leaders sat with BCL President Rezwanul Huq Chowdhury Shovon and its General Secretary Golam Rabbani at the party chief’s Dhanmondi offices on Thursday (Apr 18) to discuss the matter following Hasina’s instruction.
AL Joint-General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organising Secretary BM Mojammael Haque and AFM Bahauddin Nasim also joined the meeting.
According to sources, AL President Hasina, at a party meeting at Ganbhaban on Monday (Apr 15), expressed annoyance over the “delay in formation of the BCL’s full committee and the “negative activities” of the students’ front.
She also advised to dissolve the existing committee, if BCL fails to do so and asked the four AL leaders to take care of the matter, the sources added.
Sources at the Thursday’s meeting said that BCL leaders have been given a “maximum seven days” to announce its full committee and instructed to resolve all internal conflicts.
BCL president and secretary, however, sought a chance to meet Hasina as soon as possible so that they can confess to their mistakes and move on altogether, according to the meeting sources.
BCL President Shovon confirmed the attendance in Thursday’s meeting, but declined to reveal the details.
The incumbent BCL leadership took charge in last August when AL chief Hasina intervened two months after the BCL’s 29th National Council failed to select their new leaders in May 2018.