BCL leader expelled after getting caught with Yaba in Chattogram
A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader of Patiya municipality in the district has been expelled from the organization following his arrest by police with Yaba pills early Wednesday. The BCL leader has been identified as Atiqul Rahman alias Gazi Alvi, joint convener of Patiya municipality unit BCL. Sources said Alavi along with his aide identified as Ashraful Islam alias Shawon was arrested with 1,400 Yaba pills from the Jungle union of Patiya upazila in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Reacting to the incident, the organizing committee of the Chattogram south district BCL fired Alvi from the organization, said a press release signed by its President SM Borhan Uddin and General Secretary Md Abu Taher on Wednesday. Read: BCL leader hacked to death in Cox's Bazar Besides, the leaders jointly recommended to the central body to expel him permanently. Ahsan Habib, sub-inspector of Patiya Police Station, said on information they conducted a drive in the area and detained them on suspicion. Later, a total of 1,400 pieces of Yaba pills were recovered from the duo's possession. A case under the Narcotics Control Act was filed accusing Alvi and Shawon in this connection, the police officer added.
Gazipur Mayor to seek review of his expulsion decision
Gazipur city Mayor Jahangir Alam, who has been expelled from Awami League for his controversial comment on Bangabandhu and other local leaders, said he will submit an application requesting the Prime Minister to review the decision. “A rival group has long been involved in doing harm to me since my involvement in student politics and as a sequel to the rivalry some people have hatched conspiracies against me from conversations at home,” he said while talking to reporters at his residence on Saturday. The mayor also offered an apology and requested Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to rethink her decision. Also read: Awami League expels Gazipur mayor Jahangir “I didn’t do anything wrong. I’ll accept the Prime Minister’s decision. If she (PM) wants, I am ready to walk the gallows. Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina and Awami League are in my existence and I want to remain as a general member and supporter of the party until death,” he said. On Friday, the ruling Awami League expelled its Gazipur unit general secretary and city mayor Jahangir Alam for life for controversial comments on Bangabandhu and other local leaders. The decision was made at a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee at Ganobhaban chaired by party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday evening. On October 3, Awami League issued a show cause notice to Gazipur City Mayor and the party’s metropolitan general secretary Jahangir Alam for his recent viral video of controversial comments on Bangabandhu, regarding the number of people martyred during the Liberation War and other local leaders. Also read: Accused AL MPs to be expelled if found guilty: Quader He was asked to reply to the letter within 15 days. The letter said Jahangir’s viral comments ruined the image and popularity of the political organization. It is equal to going against the interest of the organization and breaking its disciplines which is a punishable offence according to the party’s constitution, it said. Jahangir was asked to explain why organizational action will not be taken against him via the letter. Also read: Noakahli gang rape: AL leader Ruhul Amin expelled from party The mayor claimed that conspirators and anti-election groups have spread the 'technologically manipulated video' as propaganda against him. AL metropolitan unit President Advocate Azmat Ullah Khan welcomed the expulsion of Jahangir Alam.
MP Bubly expelled for cheating in degree exam
Tamanna Nusrat Bubly, a Member of Parliament (MP) from reserved seat-24, who had made headlines for cheating in degree test, was expelled Friday by the Awami League.
Accused AL MPs to be expelled if found guilty: Quader
Dhaka, Nov 28 (UNB) - Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the party MPs against whom corruption allegations are coming up will be expelled if the accusations are found to be correct.