Jubo League Presidium demand change in leadership

Kazi Anisur Rahman

Kazi Anisur Rahman

Jubo League presidium yesterday called for a change in the leadership, alleging that many of its leaders had been using the organisation for their personal gains.

The demand came at a presidium meeting held at the organisation’s central office in the capital’s Bangabandhu Avenue.

“Most of the presidium members at the meeting said many leaders are considering Jubo League as their ancestral property,” a presidium member of the organisation said.

The meeting also discussed bringing fresh blood in Jubo League leadership through the upcoming central council scheduled to be held on November 23, he said.

The last council of Jubo League was held in 2012.

During the meeting, the ruling party-backed organisation also expelled its central office Secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman over corruption allegation, said ABM Amjad Hossain, another presidium member of Jubo League

Anisur went into hiding after the ongoing crackdown on illegal casinos began on September 18, organisation sources said.

On October 6, Jubo League expelled its Dhaka South Jubo League President Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, one of the casino kingpins, and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman, vice president of the unit, for their alleged involvement in anti-social activities and breaching discipline of the organisation.

Rab members arrested the two from Cumilla on the same day.

Earlier, the organisation expelled its Dhaka South unit Organising Secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, who was arrested for running an illegal casino, for breaching the organisation’s discipline and his involvement in anti-social activities.

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