I have read with much interest the thoughtful letter by Mr. Shafik Adnan Nabil (Bangladesh will NOT see a leader like Kejriwal published in the Holiday last year).
Caliph Umar Farooque has impressed the Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the top leader of the Aam Aadmi Party and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner.
Appreciating the Personality Development Workshop conducted by Indian Islamic International Centre in collaboration with Nobel Education Foundation, Arvind Kejriwal (age 50) 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 Miss 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 where society does not favour good governance.
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 respect for Caliph Umar?
K M Abul Hasnat