Former state minister for home Tanjim Ahmad Sohel Taj has expressed his willingness to make a come back to politics during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
According to sources, Sohel Taj met the PM for around an hour at her Ganabhaban residence after the evening prayers.
Other sources from inside the ruling Awami League said that this follows an initiative that the PM and party chief Sheikh Hasina took to bring Sohel Taj back.
The PM reportedly took the initiative after Sohel Taj’s mother Zohra Taj, a former presidium member of the ruling party, died.
Sohel, son of Bangladesh’s first Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad, resigned from his cabinet post on May 31, 2009, just five months into taking of oath.
The government had then said that late president Zillur Rahman had not accepted his resignation.
At that time, media reported that Sohel Taj felt offended by what was said to be “misbehavior” by a relative of the prime minister. He, however, did not show any official reasons for his dramatic decision to resign even as an MP.
His sister Simeen Hussain Rimi was later elected in a by-election from the constitutional seat in Gazipur in his place.