Ousted Bangladesh Chattra League leader Golam Rabbani has taken to the social media to apologise to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, chief of the student body’s parent organisation the Awami League.
His apology comes two days after the removal of him and Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon as general secretary and president on Saturday (Sept 14) amid widespread allegations, including extortion.
In a meeting of the party’s Central Working Committee that day, Hasina reportedly described the duo as ‘monsters’ before ordering their ouster.
In a Facebook post on Monday (Sept 16), Rabbani said he has ‘hurt’ the party chief.
“Our affectionate leader, I regret that I’ve hurt you; I beg your forgiveness for it,” he wrote.
Rabbani also sought forgiveness from the ‘seniors and juniors’ in the party for ‘failing to fulfill their expectations’.
The ousted BCL leader claimed of no ‘deliberate wrongdoing’ on his part that goes against the student body’s ‘ideology’.
Rabbani wrote that he was “certain of not committing any grave crimes willingly” before claiming that he was a victim of a conspiracy and that the allegations were “exaggerated”.
“I want to live the rest of my life with your [Hasina] forgiveness and the ideology of Bangabandhu [Sheikh Mujibur Rahman],” he wrote seeking a second chance.
In July 2018, Shovon and Rabbani were made the president and general secretary of the ruling party’s student affiliate, two months after its national council ended without electing a leadership.