Chhatra Dal begins distribution of nomination papers

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, on Saturday began distributing nomination papers for the upcoming Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) and hall union elections at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.

“We are ready to participate in the elections although our seven-point demands are not met yet,” said JCD DU unit president Al Mehedi Talukder while talking to reporters at Madhur Canteen on DU campus.

Mehedi also said, “We are distributing nomination forms according to our norms. We hope the age limit won’t be a factor here.”

He also said that they will collect nomination papers very soon from the dormitories along with their panel.

Mahfuz Chowdhury, convener committee member of DU JCD Masterda Surya Sen Hall unit, also collected nomination paper.

He said, “We have won the last DUCSU polls by huge margin. If the election is held free and fair, we will win it undoubtedly.”

Joint secretary general of BNP, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP publicity affairs secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie, JCD president Rajib Ahsan and other JCD leaders and activists were present during the distribution of the nomination papers.

The DU authorities have started distributing nomination forms for free of cost from 19 February and it will end on 25 February.

The aspirants will have to submit the filled-up nomination papers by 26 February from 9:00am-12:00pm.

The long awaited DUCSU and hall union elections are scheduled to be held on 11 March after remaining defunct for around 28 years.

Source: prothom-alo

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