Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, joined Awami League as a primary member in Rangpur yesterday.
Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif told The Daily Star that he handed over Joy's membership form to the party's Rangpur unit convener yesterday.
"Through this membership, Joy made his formal debut in politics," Hanif said after an extended meeting of Rangpur unit of Awami League.
A senior Awami League leader on condition of anonymity said a post of joint general secretary was lying vacant in the Awami League central working committee that Joy might eventually fill.
Asked if Joy would be the joint general secretary of the party, Hanif said highly educated and qualified people like Joy should come forward in leading the nation.