The “rebel” faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday decided not to contest the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) polls following a negotiation between them and BCL top brass.
The group, led by vice-president of BCL's recently dissolved central committee Sohan Rahman Khan, announced a separate panel with him competing for the vice-president post, and Aminul Islam Bulbul, former organising secretary of Zahurul Haq Hall, for general secretary post on Monday.
They claimed that there were some “disputes” over the BCL panel.
After the negotiation, BCL central president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon was seen exchanging pleasantries with the “rebel” candidates.
Talking to reporters, GS nominee from "rebel" group Aminul Islam Bulbul said they want to work together for Ducsu polls and there is no division among them.
“We were a bit discontent initially, as we were not evaluated properly. But we are now content after holding a meeting with top Awami League leaders. They assured us of proper evaluation if we work for the party,” he said.
“There is no rebel faction in Chhatra League. The organisation has many activists but the posts in Ducsu are limited. That was why it was not possible for us nominate everyone. They were discontent over the issue, but now we do not have any problem,” BCL president Rezwanul told reporters.
In another development, candidates of different student bodies, platforms and individuals yesterday submitted nomination forms for Ducsu and hall union polls, scheduled for March 11.