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Who`re BCL godfathers?

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Published on : 14 May 2019, 05:59 PM
Who`re BCL godfathers?

Bangladesh Chhatra League is the students’ organization of Bangladesh Awami League. BCL`s full committee has been announced yesterday (Monday). But, a section of BCL is not satisfied with this committee. Every time whenever BCL committee is formed, a section becomes dissatisfied. They protest against the committee and express their agitation, sometimes they even get involved in violence also. A dialogue has been uttered such a time that `godfathers` have formed this committee. The committee will be directed by the godfathers. Although Awami League president Sheikh Hasina is the undisputed leader of BCL. All BCL leaders and activists have trust on her. But every time some alternative names are uttered after the formation of a committee.

In 1981 Sheikh Hasina took the helm of an almost destroyed Awami League. At that time Amir Hossain Amu took the responsibility of BCL. It was called then `Amu`s committee`. Razzaq and Tofail`s followers have been cornered in the situation. Amu was the BCL `godfather` for a long time. A large part of the central committee was his followers. Then Obaidul Quader emerged. Awami League president formed commission for the development of BCL. That time Obaidul Quader`s approval was the main requirement to be a BCL leader.

Liaquat Sikder broke the reign of Obaidul Quader. Even after leaving the BCL leadership, he left a strong influence over BCL. Most of the people think that Liaquat Shikdar had latent impact in electing BCL leadership. Several responsible sources of Awami League and Chhatra League said that once the influence of Liaquat Shikdar in the BCL got Awami League president`s attention. Initiatives have been taken to liberate the two former BCL committees from Liaquat Shikdar`s grip. Obaidul Quader again took control of BCL.

This time AL president herself elected BCL president and general secretary. But before finalizing a complete committee, Obaidul Quader fell ill. Then Jahangir Kabir Nanak was given the charge of the BCL committee. He appeared as the new `godfather` of BCL. But Liaquat Shikdar`s relationship with Nanak is good. That is why many people think that Liaquat Shikdar has the influence in the new BCL committee. Jahangir Kabir Nanak has also included some of his favorite student leaders in the committee.

However, this time AL president`s favorite student leaders got priority in the committee. An Awami League leader thinks that if BCL had been administered by AL president, then the organization would have been free from ignominy long ago. But some godfathers incite Chhatra League. They used BCL leaders for their own interests. Because of them BCL becomes infamous. This student organization has to be liberated from the godfathers in order to avoid infamy. Is this year`s full-fledged committee actually free from godfathers?

 

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