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Hasina's son may join politics

By Haroon Habib

DHAKA, DEC. 23 . A rousing reception was on Wednesday accorded to Sheikh Hasina's only son Sajeeb Wazed Joy and his American spouse Christina when they arrived home from Washington.

Thousands of leaders and workers of the Awami League and its front organisations stood along the roads from the international airport here to Dhanmondi, residence of Ms. Hasina, and showered petals on the grandson of the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The newly-married couple waved to the cheering people.

Sheikh Hasina and her atomic scientist husband Dr. Wazed Mia received them at the airport. An emotional Sheikh Hasina kissed Christina and presented her gold bangles. She sought the blessings of the people for the couple.

The 34-year-old Joy gave a hint of joining active politics. "I've not yet decided, I've come with my wife to show her my motherland. My mother is now at the helm of politics. If necessary I'll assist her," he told reporters at the airport.

While Mr. Joy is an American educated computer engineer, his wife is an attorney.,

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