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BCL stage demo at DU VC’s residence

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:55 AM, 12 March 2019   Updated: 03:03 PM, 12 March 2019

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) staged a demonstration in front of the residence of Dhaka University's Vice Chancelor on campus on Tuesday morning, demanding re-election to Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu). 

They began protests this morning, after quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Ducsu in Monday’s elections.  

Nur secured 11,062 votes while his nearest rival candidate Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon bagged 9,129 votes. 

DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results from Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban around 3:20am on Tuesday.

Later, Shovon’s followers rejected the results for the VP post and demonstrated in front of the residence of DU's Vice Chancelor. 

They burned two tyres near the vice chancellor’s residence, chanting slogans that the election was “a farce” and demanding a re-election. 

Additional police have been deployed on the campus.