Four Awami League leaders have been given the responsibility of BCL nominations for the posts of central parliament and hall parliament, except for the VP and GS candidates of the Dhaka University Central Student`s Union-DUCSU election. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the four leaders to prepare a draft list. These four leaders have held two rounds of meetings yesterday (Monday) and today and are working on finalizing the list. The Prime Minister has nominated Chhatra League president and general secretary for VP and GS posts in the DUCSU election. Four leaders given the responsibility for the nomination of the other posts are AL’s joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman; party`s organizing secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim and central committee member and DUCSU`s former GS Akhtaruzzaman. All of them failed to get the nomination in the last parliamentary election and worked as a member of the Prime Minister`s campaign and monitoring team.
When contacted, Jahangir Kabir Nanak said, "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will finalize the nomination of DUCSU and hall parliament. However, we will offer a proposal to the leader considering the popularity and overall situation." He informed that after PM`s return to home, they will give the list to her.
It is to be noted that initially there was a proposal to appoint senior leaders of the party for the nomination of DUCSU election. But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave this responsibility to these four leaders later. Each of them was a former student leader. Among them, Abdur Rahman and Jahangir Kabir Nanak were the president and general secretary of BCL. Bahauddin Nasim was a BCL leader of the Agriculture University. And Akhtaruzzaman served as DUCSU secretary.
According to the sources, in order to finalize the nomination, these four leaders have discussed with central BCL`s president, general secretary, former BCL leaders and activists and several leaders from halls.They will create a draft list very soon. After PM`s return they will sit with her with this list. The current BCL president, general secretary, Dhaka University unit’s president and general secretary of DU will also be present at the meeting.