Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:42

BCL welcomes Nur, ending high tensions after Ducsu elections

NEWS FLASH DESK The Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has welcomed Nurul Haq Nur as the newly-elected vice president of Dhaka Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). Amid protests and predictions of untoward incidents, BCL President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon went to the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) and greeted Nur around 4 pm Tuesday. Shovon asked all BCL leaders and activists to support Nur and accept the result of the elections. Nur edged out Shovon to become the vice president of DUCSU in the polls held after 29 years. Nur bagged 11,062 votes while Shovon polled 9,129. Shovon hugged Nur on the TSC auditorium stage and said, “We have had the Ducsu elections after long 28 years. We don’t want any untoward incidents about this in our campus. We want peaceful atmosphere to last in every educational institution. We want to work together to make a student friendly university.” Shovon called Nur his younger brother and said that he has been elected by the votes of all Dhaka University students. “We have to accept the election’s results. I thank Nur for accepting the results. I will assist him all the way. I request all students to help Nur in every way possible. We are all brothers and everything should go smoothly,” Shovon added while promising to assist the newly elected VP in every way. He mentioned that he personally has complained about irregularities in the election and the BCL maintains their position for fresh polls. Shovon also called on Nur to play a more responsible role now as he has been elected VP. He also called on all students of the university to continue classes and exams as per schedules. Amid high tensions regarding Ducsu polls, DU authorities announced on Tuesday night that out of 18 hall councils, 12 VPs and 14 GS have been elected from the BCL and the rest 6 VP posts and 4 GS posts were won by independent candidates. In the central council, most seats were won by BCL candidates but quota reformist leader Nur beat Shovon to get the VP post. All panels except the BCL had boycotted the polls on Monday but BCL also called for boycotts after Shovon lost the elections. Later, Vice Chancellor Akhteruzzaman declared that there will no re-election and the results are final.
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