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Nur demands DUCSU reelection

Nur demands DUCSU reelection

A day after the meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, DUCSU VP-elect Nurul Haq Nur on Sunday (Mar 17) demanded reelection to all the posts of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union and its hall unions, bringing allegations of "vote fraud and irregularities".

Nur came up with the demands newly at a press conference held at the Madhur Canteen on the campus in the afternoon. He also announced that they will boycott all academic activities of the university and hold a protest rally at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture on Monday (Mar 18), local media reported.

Meanwhile, activists of Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote, an alliance of left-leaning student organisations, also demanded DUCSU reelection.

At a separate press conference at the same venue, Liton Nandi, general secretary of Chhatra Union who contested the election for DUCSU VP post, said, "It has been proved to all that the elections were not free and fair. So, we’re demanding reelection. We hope that the university authorities will announce a fresh schedule as soon as possible."

On Saturday, newly elected DUCSU leaders, including Nur, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban.