Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina doesn`t want to introduce her children Sajeeb Wazed Joy and Saima Wazed Putul to politics after seeing the upshot of Rahul Gandhi. People generally do not accept the leadership determined by influence. As a result, a negative effect becomes visible at the end. With such a thought, Awami League president doesn`t want to tag her children directly with politics now. She told her close persons that the people, party leaders and activists will decide the inheritance in the democratic system. Who am I to determine the inheritance? The sources have said that the PM took Rahul Gandhi’s example and said, people are not taking him normally. Similarly, when Sanjay Gandhi was nominated by Indira Gandhi, people did not accept it. Besides, Rajiv Gandhi spontaneously came in leadership with the demand of time after the death of Indira Gandhi. After Rajiv Gandhi`s assassination, Sonia Gandhi`s leadership became a demand of the public. Congress leaders and activists did not have any option since they didn`t have any candidate to take the helm of Congress back then.
According to the sources, the Prime Minister often faces questions related Sajeeb Wazed Joy and Saima Wazed Putul`s political status and interest. She said their main task is working for the people and they are doing it well. Joy is the artisan of the information technology revolution in Bangladesh, while Putul is quite familiar throughout the world for her work on autism. They are doing noble deeds. It is not necessary to force them into politics. According to sources, she also has reminded that even if the tragedy of the 15th August of 1975 did not happen, she might not have been in the leadership of Awami League. Awami League president always believes that Awami League is a democratic party. Its leadership is elected in a democratic way. Father of the Nation was the joint general secretary of Awami League, later became general secretary, then became the president. He has become an undisputed leader because of the love of party activists. Awami League founder Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy`s son had not become the leader of Awami League, rather Bangabandhu took that place. The Father of the Nation had that aura to become a desirable person.
On the other hand, BNP doesn`t practice democracy, that is why anyone can be made the leader without the consent of party leaders. Jatiya Party is the same. Begum Zia nominated Tarique Rahman as her successor. These are undemocratic decisions. No one can be a leader ignoring people`s opinion. That is why they were not accepted by the people. Leadership requires hardship and work for the party and people. Sheikh Hasina believes this ideology and follows it as well. And that is why she is not interested in bringing her children in politics by making an announcement.
Seeing Rahul Gandhi`s situation after India’s recent Lok Sabha elections, the accuracy of the AL president`s decision has proved to be right again.
Bangla Insider/ SM