|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 22:21:28|
CPB chief faces challenge by NU VC over bribery issue
National University (NU) vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Harun-or- Rashid has challenged Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) president Muzahidul Islam Selim for his comment about 'bribery culture' in the country, reports BSS.
Prof Harun made the challenge following a report headlined 'Ghush Chhara Chakri Peyechhen Emon Lokke Sangbardhana Deben Selim' (Selim will give reception to such persons who got job without bribe) published in different dailies on April 20.
"Like numerous readers, the report also drew my attention," the NU vice chancellor said in a statement on Friday. Prof Harun said, "It is well known that bribe, graft and nepotism are current menaces and much-talked-about issues in our social and state life."
However, it is also true that there are many people in the country who are not involved in those crimes, he said.
Quoting the news published in the dailies, the NU vice-chancellor mentioned that the CPB president at a rally in front of the National Press Club on Thursday said he (Selim) will give reception to those persons who got job without bribe.
"Following his announcement, I am humbly informing him (Selim) that recently the university appointed 131 persons as office assistants on the basis of written and oral tests and there is no question of getting the jobs in exchange for bribe from them," he said.
Prof Harun said Selim could examine the appointees in various ways including taking their personal interview.
"I hope that the CPB president will keep his words by according reception to them," he said in the statement.