With Sheikh Mujibur Rahman expected back in East Pakistan within a few days, world attention is turning to the men who are at present ???
GV EXT Prime Minister's residence
MV INT Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed with children (5 shots)
SCU EXT Newsmen
GV Prime Minister meets Mukti Bahini fighters who chant 'Jole Bangle' (3 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Prime Minister leads visitors towards car,gate in and driver off (3 shots)
SCU Acting President Nazrul Iolam (bald head) & Prime Minister through happy crowd
CM Mujib portrait
CU P.M. on dais.
SCU Acting President waves to crowd
SCU Acting President and Prime Minister waves to chanting crowd from platform
GV Crowd chanting
CU & GV Prime Minister speaks to crowd
SCU Prime Minister leads chant of "Joie Bangla" etc.
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Background: With Sheikh Mujibur Rahman expected back in East Pakistan within a few days, world attention is turning to the men who are at present ???ning the newly-declared state of Bangle Dash.
D??? these Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed is attracting most attention--as Prime Minister.
He's founder member of the Awami League--and is known as an organisation man.
Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed is credited with much of the behind-the-scene work in the building up of the Awami League--and the campaign which led to the election success of Sheikh Mujib.
The soft-spoken Prime Minister is keen that his political life should not interfere too much with his family life. he's 47, and he and his wife have three daughters and one son.
In the weeks since the surrender of the pakistan troops in the East, Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed has repe???tedly endo???ed the call by Acting President Nazrul Islam for the release of Sheikh Mujib.
SYNOPSIS: The home in Dance of Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed Prime Minister of the newly-formed stat or Bangle Dash. At present he's the subject of much scrutiny abroad--as attention is focused on the man who'll help sheikh Mujib Rahman in his efforts to crete a new Bongali nation. The Prime Minister is a soft-spoken family men--the Father of three daughters and son. Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed spends as much time as he can with his family: but he's also known as a tough organisation men.
The Prime Minister is held in high regard by his countrymen. Members of the Mukti Bahini chanted a greeting when Mr. Ahmed welcomed them on the lawn of his official home. Until recently, the Prim Minister was almost unknown in international circles. But he's credited with much of the effort in the building up of the Awami League--and in organising the campaign which led to Sheikh Mujib's election success.
Since assuming leadership of the new Bangle Dash government, Mr. Tejjudin Ahmed has met many representatives of the people to di??? the future of the state. And his life has became a busy schedule--moving swiftly from one meeting to another.
The Acting-President of Bangle Dash, Mr. Nazrul lslam led the prime Minister into a mass meeting in Dacca on Friday. the meeting was called to demand the immediate return of Sheikh Mujib to his homeland.
The welcome Mr. Ahmed and the Acting-President received indicates the enthusiasm of the people in the new state.
In his speech, Mr. Tajjudain Ahmed outlined the struggle waged by the people of Bangladesh in the enforced absence of Sheikh Mujib. He insisted that West Pakistan return Sheikh Mujib with "due honour and dignity" and without delay. If Pakistan refused, he warned, its very existence would be at stake. Ranging wider, Mr. Ahmed attack the United States for its apparent support of Pakistan during the recent war. As always in recent days, his comments were greeted enthusiastically by the Bengali crowd.
Sheikh Mujib is due back in East Pakistan within a few ways, It's with old friends and colleagues like Mr. Tajjudin Ahmed that he'll face the task of creating a nation.