Some months back I was much impressed to read an interesting letter in this column (“Bangladesh will NOT see a leader like Kejriwal” written by Shafiq Adnan Nabil published in the Holiday).
Caliph Umar has impressed the Chief Minister of Delhi, Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the top leader of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Appreciating the Personality Development Workshop conducted by India Islamic International Centre in collaboration with Nobel Education Foundation, Arvind Kejriwal (age 49) said on 15 June 2015, “I am extremely impressed by governance of Caliph Omar (the second caliph of Islam and) and will try to follow his model of governance for the betterment of people.’’
This he said when Aateqa Siddiqui, a girl student presented him a book about the governance of Caliph Umar Farooque to the Delhi Chief Minister. This was reported in the web portal —- www .coastaldigest. com/news/76444-caliph-umars- governance-impressed-me- will-try-to-follow-him-kejriwal.
My view is: There is no chance for a gentleman like him in Bangladesh.
Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and a former bureaucrat who is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. His father Gobind Ram Kejriwal was an electrical engineer who graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra.
He is the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party. His party won the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections with a majority, obtaining 67 out of 70 assembly seats. Kejriwal is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and worked in the Indian Revenue Service.
Does any leader in Bangladesh have similar wish and intent to be a ruler like Caliph Umar?
Mr. Kejriwal recently criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s treatment of “elders” like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted after BJP veteran M M Joshi announced in a public letter to his constituency Kanpur that he had been asked by the party not to contest next month’s national election. Last week, BJP patriarch L K Advani received the same message from his party; BJP president Amit Shah will contest from his Gandhinagar constituency.
In a series of tweets, Arvind Kejriwal said “insulting elders” was not part of Hindu or Indian culture. “The way Modi insulted his elders—Advani and Murli Manohar (Joshi), this is against Hindu culture. In Hinduism, we have been taught to respect our elders,” the Delhi Chief Minister posted.Those who built the “house” had been thrown out, said Mr Kejriwal, wondering about the “loyalty of those who are not loyal to their elders”.
K M Abul Hasnat