Monday, March 14, 2005

BANGLADESH: Politics is a Family Affair

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Tarique Rahman, the elder son of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, is creating waves as the “senior” joint secretary general of the party spearheading its propaganda machine. The fact that he superseded all the senior party leaders is matter of irrelevant detail. Party grapevines indicate that he would be made the party’s secretary general, — the second most powerful position after the chairperson Begum Khaleda. So soon we can expect the BNP to have a mother as its chairperson with the son its secretary general.....More