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How tigers become cats?

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Published on : 22 March 2019, 06:00 PM
How tigers become cats?
 
They used to be influential Awami League leaders. They even were in charge of party`s policy making body. Their role during party`s crisis period is also remarkable. But at one point they were knocked out of the party and after that downfall their mighty power came to an end. Many of them are not in Awami League at present. Some have been expelled, and those who are still in the party have retained their existence somehow. Today`s report has been prepared about some such Awami League leaders -
 
1. Latif Siddiqui
 
Latif Siddiqui has directly involved in politics with the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He was also one of the policy makers of Awami League. Especially due to his role during one-eleven, he was given the responsibility of the important ministry in the Awami League led government, and also nominated as the presidium member of Awami League. He got familiar as a very close and trusted person of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He was particularly vociferous against reformists during the one-eleven. But because of his controversial remark that was made in New York over Hajj, he lost his ministry, and was subsequently expelled from the party. After that he could not return to the party. Now he is nearly invisible in politics. He wanted to contest independently in 11th parliamentary election held on 30 December, 2018. Later he also boycotted the poll. There is no indication of the withdrawal of his expulsion from Awami League. Now he has become a missing news in politics.
 
2.Barrister Amir-ul Islam
 
Barrister Amir-ul Islam was known as a close friend of Tajuddin Ahmad. When Tajuddin Ahmad went to India to form Mujibnagar government, Barrister Amir-ul Islam was with him. He played an important role in the formation of Mujibnagar government during our Great Liberation War. He gained immense popularity and was in discussion as a close politician of Tajuddin Ahmad. This dazzling star declined from his position during Bangabandhu era and lost his cabinet also. He got close to Awami League again after August 15, 1975 and was also elected leader of the lawyers` wing of the party. Under his leadership the Awami Bar Council was reorganized, but in politics, he was never able to achieve the credibility of the party`s president. No one knows the answer of the question whether he is in Awami League or not. He has withdrawn himself from lawyers` politics also. This veteran politician is now busy with his law profession. He is not seen much in political activities.
 
3. Mukul Bose
 
Once Mukul Bose was considered to be the next general secretary of Awami League. He was very close and reliable of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina. That is why he once served as a BCL leader. He also became the joint secretary of Awami League. But during one-eleven his ideology took an opposite turn. He was a supporter of `minus formula`. Because of this minus formula, he told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to retire from politics. That is why he himself fell out of politics. After one-eleven, Mukul Bose has exiled from politics. Although he was made a member of the advisory council a few days ago, he has become invisible in politics. At one point of time it was thought that Mukul Bose was one of the leaders who would lead in the future. But with the passage of time, he has now become redundant.
 
4. Abdul Mannan
 
Bogra had never been an easeful place for Awami League. In every election, Bogra`s constituencies turned vulnerable for Awami League. Abdul Mannan had maintained Awami League politics from Bogra. He was a student of agricultural university and was close and reliable leader of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina. It can be said, PM Hasina nurtured his political life. But during one-eleven, he was also accused of allegations of betrayal. And he is also in exile from politics. 
 
There are many such leaders who were once known as tigers of Awami League and were close, reliable and trusted to PM Hasina. But because of the deviation in their ideology, they have turned out to become cats from tigers. Preparing such a list will not be too short indeed.
 
 
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