Reported on: May 08, 2010 01:16 AM
Reported in: National
London, May 8 (UNB)-Rushanara Ali, first ever Bangladeshi-born Briton elected to the British parliament (House of Commons), Friday said her win materialized the long dream of all Banglais living in Britain and Bangladesh.
“From today I am MP of everybody. Please, pray for me so I can fulfill my commitments,” she told UNB in her instant reaction.
Expressing her deep gratitude to her electorates, Rushanara said it is the day of fulfillment of dream. She also expressed her gratitude to Labour Party for giving her the party ticket to contest in the Bethnal Green and Bow constituency.
MP-elect Rushanara said her Labour Party has been upholding the prestige of the immigrants in UK.
“My first task is to repair the split in the Bangali community as quickly as possible,” she said.
Rushanara said ‘we will have to do everything working with the mainstream. We won’t be able to do anything by staying divided. This will only help our enemies.”
She recalled the Labour Party’s contribution to Bangladesh’s war of liberation in 1971.