Two prime deshi cases in point are: Tareq Zia and Sajeeb Wajed Joy, the sons of Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina respectively. Nepotism within the Jamaat is socially and institutionally apparent, it is essentially the same social stock we are talking about here.
Tareq Zia's misdeeds were rightly, if not always accurately, seized upon by the seculib press during the last-but-one BNP led government in Bangladesh. His back was physically broken by the caretaker government which was then ushered in with international support and he continues to mobilize the BNP B team from London, with comical effect.
Hasina's son is insidious on another level, including marshalling WarOnTerror bullshit for political advantage. There is no shortage of this individual opening his mouth in public, from cheering on his mothers killing machine to Indian TV audiences, farting out loud about Digital Bangladesh and proclaiming knowledge of the unseen regarding his family party's forthcoming victory.
His influence on the government needs investigation. His candidacy for the seat of Rangpur-6, where his late father hailed from, should be the focus of an electoral decapitation campaign aimed at encouraging debate, electoral scrutiny and challenging passive acceptance of moronarchy as status quo.
The Awami League won a mega landslide victory in Rangpur-6 in 2008, winning this north western constituency on the border with India from Noor Mohammed Mondol who won in 2001 on a Jatiya Party (Ershad) ticket but then tried to defend it as part of the BNP alliance. It will be interesting to see how far Ershad's shadow still stretches in this area. Local Bangladesh war scars and proximity to India make this natural terrain for the Awami League.
Pirganj literally means the The Storehouse of the Spiritual Leader and is 400 sp km in extent and covered in important wetlands. Just under 400 000 souls reside there, a quarter of a million of whom can vote. Joy, rather the Awami League engine, would need to convince about 100 000 people to vote for him.
Glancing at the news today the boy seems to have been summoned the the US. oo-er.