Leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal on Thursday were forced to sit on the floor of Madhu's Canteen as Bangladesh Chhatra League men 'occupied' all the chairs and tables before their arrival.
Chhatra Dal men alleged that the ruling party men intentionally occupied all the chairs and 10 tables so that they could not stay there and carry out their political activities.
Chhatra Dal General Secretary Iqbal Hossain Shyamal came to the canteen around 11am along with over a hundred activists and sat on the floor failing to find any chair. Later, its President Fazlur Rahman Khokon together with some activists joined them.
While talking to the media, Shyamal said, "After the formation of our new committee, we try to come to Madhu's Canteen every day to carry out our political activities. But two days into the committee formation, Chhatra League men attacked us, leaving our 40 activists and three journalists injured."
Expressing his anger, Shyamul said there were many empty chairs but they did not get a single one to sit on. "This is the true scenario of their occupying activities all over the country."
At that time, Chhatra League acting General Secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjee was present on the other side of the canteen along with his followers.
Asked about occupying the chairs and tables, he said, "We came here as part of our regular activities. Our leaders and activists are more than theirs. So, we need more chairs and tables."
The Chhatra League leader also said the Chhatra Dal men are violating a court order which banned the new committee and issued a show-cause notice to explain it should not be declared illegal.