Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
BNP’s central office at Nayapaltan has been put under lock and key by a faction of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal in protest against age limit in the party’s charter. They started their protest in front of the BNP office around 11:00am demanding committees without age ceiling, reports Daily Star. They also engaged in argument with BNP senior leaders including Vice Chairman Barkatullah Bulu and Organising Secretary Fazlur Huque Milon at the spot.
The protesting activists also barred them from entering the office.
After talking with the protesting leaders, Fazlul Huque Milon said that the decision about the committee was taken by the party. Discontent and anger over the issue is not unnatural, he said.
The previous committee of Chhatra Dal was annulled earlier on June 3 in a release signed by BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rzivi.
The release also added that in order to be included in the Chhatra Dal Committee, a candidate must pass the SSC or equivalent exam after year 2000.
The protesting leaders claimed that such a decision was taken to bring forth favourite candidates of the syndicate.