Dhaka University Central Student Union vice-president Nurul Huq Nur on Tuesday demanded resignation of its general secretary Golam Rabbani as he was removed from the post Chhatra League general secretary on charge of corruption and extortion.

He said that Golam Rabbani had lost the moral right to hold the office of DUCSU general secretary as he was forced to resign from his own organisation for irregularities and corruption.

He made these demand while talking to the journalists at his office in DUCSU Building.

He also said he already met DUCSU president M Akhtaruzzaman, also vice-chancellor of the university, informed him of demand in written, and asked him convene a meeting and take decision in this regard.

DUCSU assistant general secretary Saddam Hussain, on the other hand, accused Nurul Haque Nur of realizsng personal gains instead of working for the union.

Saying that Nurul had never prioritised in attending DUCSU activities, he also claimed that Nurul along with his own platform Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, which spearheaded last year’s quota reform movement, was working to turn Bangladesh into a fundamentalist state.

Saddam, also Chhatra League’s Dhaka University unit general secretary, came up with the remark at a press conference at DUCSU seminar room on the day.

Regarding allegations that 34 Chhatra League activists were ‘unlawfully’ enrolled in a master’s programme to take part at the DUCSU polls, Saddam claimed that they were admitted to the university following proper procedure. ‘If the authority decides not to take written admission test, they had nothing to do,’ he said.

He also said that they would discuss the issue of Golam Rabbani regarding his post of DUCSU’s general secretary at the union meeting and the decision would be taken as per its constitution.

Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday removed the president and general secretary of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, an associate student body of the ruling party.

She appointed Al Nahian Khan Joy as an acting president and Lekhak Bhattacharya as an acting general secretary for the student organisation till its next council session.

The BCL top leaders faced various allegations after Jahangirnagar university vice-chancellor Farzana Islam made a verbal complaint to the prime minister that the two leaders demanded a ‘four to six per cent cut’ from a Tk 1,445-crore project at Jahangirnagar University.

A six per cent commission on the project fund would be Tk 86 crore.

Meanwhile, Rezwanul on Monday resigned from the DU senate, highest decision making body of the university, following students’ protests against his membership.

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