Lawmakers greet Tulip, Rushanara, Rupa for re-election in UK polls

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  Published:  12 June 2017, 07:41 AM

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Parliamentarians have congratulated Bangabandhu’s granddaughter Tulip Siddiq, and British-Bangladeshi Labour candidates Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq on their re-election in the UK parliament polls.

The three daughters have brightened the face of the people of Bangladesh through the victory, the lawmakers said at the parliament Monday.

They also termed the victory of three daughters a matter of pride for the people of Bangladesh, BSS reported.

Taking floor on point of order in the House, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim said labour party candidate Tulip Siddiq was re-elected with a huge margin in the United Kingdom snap general elections held recently.

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.

“We hope that Tulip Siddiq would be a cabinet member of the British government and lead the British people with her outstanding performance,” Nasim told the House.

Two other Bangladeshi-origin Labour Party candidates Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq were also re-elected with a huge margin of votes from Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and the Ealing Central and Acton constituency respectively, said the health minister.

Later, 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.

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