BFAA: Actor Zayed Khan takes oath
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 5: Finally, actor Zayed Khan has taken charge as the General Secretary of Bangladesh Film Artists' Association (BFAA).
He was sworn in at the FDC's open premise on Friday (March 4) afternoon. President Ilyas Kanchan administered the oath to him. Not only Zayed Khan, four other members of Zayed's panel took oath on this day. They are Monwar Hossain Dipzal as Vice President, Joy Chowdhury as International Affairs Secretary, and Sucharita and Aruna Biswas as Executive Members.
After taking oath, Zayed Khan greeted everyone with a bouquet of flowers. The actor greeted them as general secretary with the permission of President Ilyas Kanchan.
Zayed said that Ilyas Kanchan had called the first meeting of the artists' association. In that respect, they have also taken the oath. However, Mausumi, Rubel, Aliraj, Rozina and Chunnu, who won for Zayed's panel, did not take the oath. Among them, Mausumi is in USA, Rozina is in Rajbari, and others are also outside Dhaka.
There has been a dispute for a long time for the post of General Secretary of the BFAA. In the end, Zayed Khan got his post back following the High Court's verdict. On March 2, the court ruled in favour of Zayed. The election of Bangladesh Film Artists' Association was held on January 28. Zayed Khan and Nipun became candidates for the post of general secretary. Zayed won the preliminary results of the election, and also the recount.
Later, Nipun made allegations of election irregularities against Zayed Khan. In that context, the storm of controversy started with the post. The Election Appeal Board was instructed by the Ministry of Social Welfare to resolve the issue. At the end of the investigation, they rejected the candidature of Zayed Khan and declared Nipun as the uncontested general secretary.
Zayed Khan then filed a writ petition in the court. Against that writ, Nipun again appealed. Overall, there are legal complications with the BFAA post. But in the end, for the third time, Zayed is the general secretary of the artists' association.