Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, on Sunday demanded that the elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) be deferred by at least three months to ensure a stable and congenial political environment on the campus.
JCD general secretary Akramul Hasan made the demand at a press conference at historic Madhur Canteen of the university around 11:45am.
“We want stable political coexistence for all the student organisations on the campus. We couldn’t come to the campus for the last eight years. We just started to come to the campus. We need some time to prepare ourselves as we couldn’t run our activities for a long time.”
He also urged the university authorities to take necessary steps to set up polling centres at academic buildings instead of residential halls and ensure so that JCD activists can stay at dormitories.
JCD DU unit president Al Mehedi Talukder and general secretary Bashar Siddique were, among others, present at the press conference.
Earlier, around 40-50 leaders and activists, led by the JCD general secretary, arrived at the Madhur Canteen around 11am.
The elections to Ducsu and hall unions will be held on March 11 next after long 29 years. unb