PM’s niece Tulip gives birth to baby son

Publish: 11:13 AM, January 20, 2019 | Update: 11:13:AM, January 20, 2019

DHAKA  – Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, gave birth to a baby son at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead in the UK.

Baby named Raphael Mujib St John Percy appeared just before 10am today, London based the Camden New Journal reported.

The premier’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana’s daughter Tulip Siddiq and her husband Christian Percy thanked staff of the hospital.

“We are extremely grateful to the doctors, nurses, midwives and staff at the Royal Free hospital for their brilliant work and for looking after our son so well,” Siddiq said.

Raphael is the second child of Tulip who gave birth to daughter Azalea in 2016.

Siddiq, The Hampstead and Kilburn MP, was at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead on Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after being taken by taxi to the House of Commons car park so that she could take part in the vote of confidence in Theresa May’s crisis-hit government, said the newspaper.

Earlier in the week, she had been pushed in a wheelchair to take part in Tuesday night’s Commons vote which saw MPs overwhelmingly reject May’s European Union withdrawal terms.

Siddiq had delayed the Caesarean in order to vote against the Brexit deal, raising new calls for a proxy system allowing MPs to vote without being present in special circumstances.