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New face of Sheikh Family in politics

Mahbubur Rahman Munna, Bureau Editor |
Update: 2018-01-14 11:08:37 AM
New face of Sheikh Family in politics
Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy

KHULNA: Sheikh Sarhan Naser Tonmoy, 32, has already attracted the attention of all as a handsome, lovely and a good orator. 

He is the only son of Sheikh Helal Uddin MP, son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s younger brother Sheikh Naser.

He has drawn the attentions of many for his pleasant presence and art of delivering speeches. The political circles think that this third generation is going to be a bright star in the political arena of the country.

As his father Sheikh Helal Uddin is the MP of Bagerhat-1 constituency, the local Awami League activists want to see Sheikh Tonmoy as the MP of Bagerhat-2.

According to close family sources, Tonmoy married in 2015 after returning from London obtaining higher degree. His wife’s name is Ifrah Tonmoy. Tonmoy is a businessman while his wife is in teaching.

Tonmoy had become active in politics when Prime Minister contested from Bagerhat-1 constituency in the election of 2001. During the election he performed the responsibility of electioneering of Sheikh Hasina. Next he went to abroad but whenever returned to country he took part in the party activities.

In recent times, Tonmoy has been taking part in the political and social programs of Bagerhat, Khulna and Gopalganj and also delivering speeches.

On January 10, the homecoming day of Bangabandhu, Tonmoy’s loud speech at Awami League rally and his slogan ‘Joy Bangla’ has attracted many. The rally was held at Bagerhat rail road.

Sheikh Helal Uddin MP of Bagerhat-1 attended that program as the chief guest chaired by Dr. Mojammel, district Awami League president and MP of Bagerhat-4. In the meeting, Advocate Mir Shawkat Ali Badsha, MP of Bagerhat-2 was special guest who is also a central leader.

The meeting was also addressed among others by Md Kamal, AL general secretary Sheikh Kamruzzaman Tuku, former president of BCL HM Badiuzzaman Sohag, Municipality Mayor Khan Habibur Rahman, former MP Mir Shakhawat Ali Daru’s wife Farida Akhtar Banu.

Convener of district Jubo league Sardar Nasiruddin told banglanews that we have welcomed this third generation leader of Bangabandhu two years ago. His presence has inspired the young activists of Bagerhat. He is always available at the beck and call of any body. He solves anybody’s problem if sought. We want to see him as the MP of Bagerhat in the next time.

Fakirhat Upazilla AL president Swapon Das told the young leaders have brought positive changes in politics. The party discipline has been restored as soon as he entered in politics. As successor of his father he has already curved out a place in politics.

Bagerhat district AL president and MP Dr. Mojammel Hossain is rather charmed at the performance of Tonmoy.

He told Banglanews that I have become surprised at speeches of Tonmoy. His appearance is also very much pleasing.

He further said that his (Tonmoy) father has done lot of work in the area including improvement of infrastructure. The man who is carrying the blood of Bangabandhu cannot do any bad for the people. His dealing with the people is very nice. He may come in the politics as the successor of Bangabandhu. Every body has accepted him with much pleasure.

General Secretary of Gopalganj district Awami League Mahabub Ali Khan told banglanews he is carrying the blood of Bangabandhu, politics of blood.  So he may be heir of Bangabandhu in politics. We welcome him in politics. We have taken it as positive.

However Tonmoy could not be contacted to know about his becoming active in politics. Both the cell phones of Sheikh Helal and Tonmoy were found switched off.

BDST: 1104 HRS, JAN 14, 2018


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