Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned home May 17, 1981. After returning to the country, Hasina was put under house arrest in February 1984 and then again in November. She was put under house arrest for three months in March 1985.
She was the leader of the opposition in 1991. Later she formed government in 1996 with a seat of 146 in the parliament.
Hasina led Bangladesh Awami League, the pioneer and major political party in Bangladesh, won landside victory in the parliamentary elections in December 2008 and formed government keeping vision-2021 to make Bangladesh as a middle income country.
Sheikh Hasina's political career started as a student activist in Dhaka Government Intermediate College in the 1960s. While at College, she was elected vice president of the College Students Union for the term 1966–67.
During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, Hasina, then a young mother, was held under house arrest with her mother, brothers, sister and her son. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was imprisoned in West Pakistan during this period.
Hasina lived in exile in United Kingdom and India until May 17, 1981, when she was allowed to return to Bangladesh. While living in India, Sheikh Hasina was elected President of the Bangladesh Awami League in 1981.
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