Ducsu polls: Quota reform leader Nur elected VP, BCL’s Rabbani GS

Ducsu polls: Quota reform leader Nur elected VP, BCL’s Rabbani GS

Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur (left) and BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani. File photo

Dhaka, Mar 12 : Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) in Monday’s elections.

DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results from Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban around 3:20am on Tuesday.

Nur is a student of English department of the university and is also joint convener of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, which led the protests for reforms in the quota system in government jobs in 2018.

Nur secured 11,062 votes while his nearest rival candidate Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon bagged 9,129 votes.

Nur also came under attack allegedly by the activists of BCL at Ruqayyah Hall on Monday for protesting against irregularities and is now undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Meanwhile, Shovon’s followers rejected the results for the VP post and demonstrated in front of the VC’s residence. Additional police have been deployed on the campus.

BCL General Secretary Golam Rabbani won the post of general secretary (GS) and Saddam Hussain assistant general secretary (AGS).

Eight among nine secretary posts went to candidates from BCL panel.

The winners from the BCL panel are Freedom Fighters Affairs Secretary Saad Bin Kader, Science and Technology Secretary Arif Ibn Ali, Common Room and Cafeteria Secretary BM Lipi Akter, International Affairs Secretary Shahrima Tanjina Arni, Literature Secretary Mazharul Kabir Shawon, Cultural Secretary Asif Talukder, Sports Secretary Shakil Ahmed Tanvir and Students Transport Secretary Shams e Noman.

Akhter Hossain from quota reform movement panel won the social services post.

The 13 elected members are Yashio Sangma Chibol, Nazrul Islam, Rakibul Hasan, Rakibul Islam Oitijjo, Tanvir Hasan Saikot, Raisa Naser, Sabrina Eti, Nipu Islam Tanni, Saiful Islam Rasel, Tilottama Sikder, Farida Parvin, Mahmudul Hasan and Md Rafiqul Islam Sabuj.

The much-awaited elections to Ducsu and its hall unions were held on Monday.

All but BCL boycotted the elections over allegations of irregularities and stuffing of ballot boxes.

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