Dhaka – Bangladeshi lawmakers on Monday greeted three Bangladesh-origin girls for their victory in the just-ended parliamentary election in Britain.
The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at a meeting also congratulated Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq on their reelection in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom.
The lawmakers from both treasury and opposition benches said they (the girls) have brightened the face of the people of Bangladesh through the victory.
The victory of three daughters is a matter of pride for Bangladesh, they told the house.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said, labour party candidate Tulip Rizwana Siddiq was reelected with a huge margin in the United Kingdom’s snap general elections on June 8.
Tulip, daughter of Sheikh Rehana and niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat with a margin of 15,560 votes, he said.
She polled 34,464 against her Conservative rival’s Claire-Louise Leyland 18,904 in Hampstead and Kilburn seat, Nasim said.
“We hope that Sheikh Rehana’s daughter –Tulip Rizwana Siddiq– once upon a time would be a cabinet member of the British government and lead the British people with her outstanding performance.”
Two other Bangladeshi-origin women Rushanara Ali and Dr Rupa Huq, both from the Labour Party, were also reelected with a huge margin of votes from Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and the Ealing Central and Acton constituency respectively, said the health minister.
State Minister for Information Communication and Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak and State Minister for Children and Women Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki joined the unscheduled short discussion.