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Leadership crisis cripples JCD activities at JnU
Masum Parvez Nobel
Publish Date : 2014-10-24,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 14
The Jagannath University (JnU) unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has been suffering from leadership crisis for long.
Absence of unity and lack of a bold leadership have virtually forced the student body into hibernation, JnU sources concerned said.
Dominance by the JnU unit of ruling party Awami League's student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has also doubled their plight, the sources observed.
Most of the JCD leaders are married and busy pursuing their professional career having already completed their academic chapter long before, which is why they remain always busy maintaining their family and professional life rather than concentrating on politics.
The present JCD committee was formed on September 4, 2012 with the name 'Super Five Committee' amid a section of leaders' frustration.
The JnU unit of JCD's 'Super Five Committee' consisted of its President Faysal Ahmed Sajol, Vice-President Rajib Rahman, General Secretary Umar Faruk Munna, Joint General Secretary Khandkar Al Ashraf and Organising Secretary ABM Mohsin Biswas - all of whose studentships had expired long ago.
Although the student body is apparently represented at the university by two main JCD factions - one led by Sajol and another by Munna, the present JCD factions are divided into at least 10/15 subgroups, the sources observed.
Talking to The Daily Observer, some of the JCD leaders have alleged that non-cooperation and disunity especially between the President and General Secretary factions are putting the party interests at stake.
Terming the current leadership 'disqualified', the aggrieved JCD leaders have said that the present committee has totally failed to uphold the true image of the organisation on the campus. They have also urged the central leaders to take necessary measures for a notable change in the present committee.
The sources also observed that some of the student leaders got themselves admitted at the university's evening programmes only in a bid to prolong their studentship.
Current JCD President Sajol got enrolled at the Department of Economics in 1993-94 academic session during the time of the now-defunct Jagannath College. He is now busy maintaining his married life in the capital's Fakirapool area.
JCD General Secretary Munna, on the other hand, was a student of Political Science in the then Jagannath College since the 1997-98 session. However, he was not active in the previous four committees led by Tipu-Sattar, Sattar-Parvez, Parvez-Khokon and Shahin-Kholil panel, whereas some JCD activists alleged that Munna's name was delisted intentionally as a member of those committees.
Studentships of Vice-President Rajib, Joint General Secretary Ashraf and Organising Secretary Mohsin, too, have expired long ago.
When asked about the current status of his organisation at JnU, JCD President Sajol denied outright the existence of any faction on the campus.
"There is no existence of any faction in JCD's politics and we are trying our level best to run the organisation smoothly through an able leadership," he said.

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