Pro-AL panel sweeps RUTA polls

RU, BdChronicle Reporter:

The Yellow Panel teachers backed by Awami League swept the elections of the Rajshahi University Teachers’ Association (RUTA) held on Saturday.

The Yellow Panel secured fourteen out of the existing 15 seats against the BNP-Jamaat’s White Panel.

Professor Ananda Kumar Saha of Zoology and Prof Dr M Rezaul Karim Badal of Biochemistry and Molecular Science department were elected president and general secretary of RUTA.

Election Commissioner Prof Habibur Rahman announced the results at university Club at Juberi Bhaban around 7:15 pm on Saturday.

Dr M Rafiqul Ahsan Ranju of Physics dept was elected Vice President, Dr M Omar Faruque Sarker of Marketing dept as Treasurer and Shatil Siraj Shuvo of Mass Communication and Journalism bagged the Joint General Secretary position.

The 9 other office bearer were executive members from Yellow Panel are Dr Mizanur Rahman Khan of Bangla dept, Dr M Firoz Alam of Botany dept, Dr AKM Akhtar Hossain Liton of Computer Science and Engineering dept, Syeda Nusrat Jahan Shompa of Fisheries, Dr M Rezaul Karim of Linguistic dept, Sheikh Muhammad Nurullah of Management Studies, Dr M Abdul Alim of Law dept, Dr Mortuza Khaled Dipu of History and M Ansar Uddin of Political Science

On the other hand, RU Music department teacher Sanjida Moeed Runa was elected as general member from the White Panel in the poll.

The election, for the year 2015, was held at the university teachers Club at Juberi Bhaban from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Some 960 votes out of 1170 were cast in the polls.

Source: BD Chronicle