GM Kader terms student politics as the ‘Club men’ of political parties

Special Correspondent,, Dhaka
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Jatiyo Party (JP) chairman GM Kader MP has commented that the student has become the ‘club men’ of the political parties and is now being used as their muscle men. The place of ‘respect’ is replaced by fear, the ‘regard’ has become a ‘scare’, he added.  

On Wednesday (Nov.13) in his speech as the chief guest in the central conference of the Jatiyo Chattra Samaj he made these comments.  

Gm Kader said that our student politics has a very rich tradition. There is history that they did not hesitate to sacrifice their lives for the country. But that tradition is fading out. Earlier the student leaders were respected by all. The senior leaders used to take suggestions from the student leaders. There are many such records. We want to change the present conventional student politics. We want to bring back that old tradition of student politics.

We don’t want to make our students as the ‘club men’ of political ‘gurus’. We want that the student would win the people by dealings and character not by fear. We want to rear them as an ideal leader of the country.  

Gm Kader said that the students are guided more by emotions than logic. For this reason they are often misguided. So they need right guide lines from the seniors.  

He stressed the need for campus based students organizations. But I don’t want that they are used as muscle men there. I don’t want they flex their muscles there on the campus.   

JP Secretary General Mashiur Rahman Ranga said that there are allegations of toll extortion, hall capture and tender swindling against other student parties. But there is no such allegation against Jatiyo Chattra Samaj, he said.

The last conference of Jatiyo Chattra Samaj was held on March 27 of 2014. In that conference Syed Iftekhar Ahsan Hasan and Mijanur Rahman Miru were elected president and secretary respectively. After the tenure was over that committee, a preparatory committee was formed dissolving the old committee in 2018.  

The preparatory committee was formed with Morole Ziaur Rahman as the convener and Yasin Mejbah as the member secretary respectively.

But that committee failed to hold the conference as a result a new committee has been formed with Jamaluddin as the convener and Faisal Didar Dipu as the member secretary on last June 28. The present conference is the outcome of the new committee after five years.

Among others the conference was addressed by Presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, Syed Abu Hossain Babla MP, Golam Kibrai Tipu MP, SM Faisal Chisty, Advocate Rezaul Islam Bhiyan, Alamgir Sikdar Loton, Rangapur City Corporation Mayor and Presidium member Mosatafizar rahman Mostofa. The function was moderated by member secretary Faisal Didar Dipu.