Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB) - A total of 31 candidates are going to be elected uncontested in the elections to 18 hall unions of Dhaka university (DU) as there is no other contestant against them.
Campus sources said all of them are from Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League.
In line with the amended Ducsu charter, elections will be held against 25 posts of Ducsu and 13 posts of every hall union.
The distribution of nomination papers for the Ducsu and hall union elections began on February 19 and the deadline for submitting those ended at 12 noon of February 26. The nomination papers were scrutinised from 2pm on February 26.
After analysing the primary lists of hall union candidates that were published at all the dormitories on Wednesday, it was found that there was only one candidate against 31 posts.
Those who are going to be elected unopposed are Jatir Janak Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall Union assistant general secretary (AGS) Md Julfikar Hasan, indoor games secretary Md Muntasir Mamataz and outdoor games secretary Mahmudul Hasan; Bijoy Ekattor Hall Union indoor games secretary Sujon Sheikh and outdoor games secretary Boni Yeamin; Haji Mohammed Mohsin Hall Union indoor games secretary Shahriyar Sonnet; Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall Union cultural affairs secretary Masum Mia; Shahidullah Hall Union reading room secretary Md Shamsur Rahman Sweet and outdoor games secretary Imran Hossain; Amar Ekushey Hall Union reading room secretary Tarequl Islam; Masterda Surya Sen Hall Union reading room secretary Rezwanul Islam, social service secretary Johirul Islam and indoor games secretary Sabbir Hasan Sourov; Sir AF Rahman Hall Union outdoor games secretary Md Arif Hossain; Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall Union literature affairs secretary Kamal Uddin Rana, cultural affairs secretary Shakil Ahmed, indoor games secretary Md Sohel Rahman and outdoor games secretary Ananda Fakir; Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall Union assistant general secretary Abdul Momin; Kabi Jasimuddin Hall cultural affairs secretary Emam-Ul-Hasan, reading room secretary Nasir Uddin and social service secretary Ibrahim Hossain.
Shamsunnahar Hall Union AGS Ayesha Akter Sumi and reading room secretary Bishakha Das Ira; Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall Union reading room secretary Sanjina Yesmin, social service secretary Ishrat Jahan, outdoor games secretary Papia Akter, indoor games secretary Riya Akter Santa; Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Union reading room secretary Farhana Safreen, cultural affairs secretary Priyanka De and social service secretary Quiyanso Marma were also elected uncontested.
Meanwhile, a total of 20 candidates will vie for the vice-president post while 12 for general secretary and 13 for assistant general secretary post in the DU Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) polls.
There are 11 contenders for liberation war secretary affairs post while nine each for science and technology affairs secretary and common room and cafeteria affairs secretary posts, 13 for international affairs secretary post, eight for literature affairs secretary post, 12 for cultural affairs secretary post, 11 for sports affairs secretary post, 10 for student transport affairs secretary post, 15 for social welfare secretary post and 88 for members post in the Ducsu election race.
“We’re informed that there’s only single candidate against some posts. But we haven’t taken any decision in this regard. We’ll discuss the matter with our election advisory panel,” Ducsu Chief Returning Officer Prof SM Mahfuzur Rahman told UNB on Thursday.
He also said they will take decision as per the university rules and regulations.
The overdue elections to Ducsu and hall unions are scheduled to be held on March 11 after long 28 years. Voting will be held from 8am to 2pm.