Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a member of the House of Commons, hoped that Bangladeshi men will also make their way eventually into the British parliament alongside women.Tulip, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sister Sheikh Rehana, said this during a brief stay at the city’s Osmani International Airport on Monday morning.
The 32-year-old MP credited her victory to the relentless support of expatriate Bangladeshis, especially the people of Sylhet in the UK.
Tulip said she came here first to express her gratitude to the people of Sylhet during her first visit to Bangladesh after being elected a British MP.
During her stay, her husband Christian William and her mother Sheikh Rehana accompanied her.
Tulip arrived at 9:55 am and then left for Dhaka at 11:30 am.
VC of Shahjalal Institute of Science and Technology Dr Aminul Haque Bhuiyan, local MPs Yahya Chowdhury and Shahana Rabbani, Sylhet unit Awami League organising secretary advocate Misbah Uddin Siraj were, among others, present at the airport to receive her.
Tulip Siddiq was elected MP of with Britain’s Labour party’s ticket on May 7 this year for Hampstead and Kilburn.