|Ghani's son Simon and daughter Jasmine (right)|
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ghani’s Son Hints at Joining Politics
Malda, November 7, 2012: Son of legendary Congress leader late Ghani Khan Choudhury today indicated that he might join politics and with an eye to prepare himself for politics he would extensively travel in the villages of Malda during his stay in Malda till 17 November.
This may be mentioned that Ghani’s son 45 year old Simon Hayat Khan Choudhury, owner of a travel business reached Malda last night from Staffordshire in England along with his sister a resident of Switzerland Jasmine Khan Choudhury. It’s Simon’s visit to his native land after six long years.
Simon said, “My father was a popular political character. His inspiration brought my uncles and other relatives to politics. Is there any hindrance if I join politics too like them?”
He also said, “I have of late started learning Bengali so that I can communicate well with the people of Malda and Bengal. I like the Indian politics as well and very happy at Barak Obama’s being elected as the US President for the second term.”
Simon’s uncle and late Ghani Khan’s brother Dr AN Khan Choudhury too supported his nephew’s aspiration. “So long Simon didn’t have interest in Indian politics. But recently he has taken interest in political issues of India. Though he knew only English and German so far, his own urge prompted him to learn Bengali nowadays,” Dr Khan Choudhury said.
He added, “I joined Indian politics after spending 35 years in Switzerland. Even my brother and Union minister of state AH Khan Choudhury (Dalu) was in Canada for 25 years. We had no problem to be familiar with Indian politics quickly. Simon being 45 years old is now at the perfect stage of joining politics and we keep inspiring him to work for the people following instances of his father.”
Interestingly Ms Jasmine Khan Choudhury said that she along with her brother Simon would meet the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before leaving India. Political observers are also curious about the meeting.