I was watching a podcast on the train last night coming back from Edinburgh. It was from The Economist which featured Fazle Hasan Abed.
At the end of the interview he was asked why he had not gone into politics. The interviewers suggesting that he had been a very successful technocrat and his approach would greatly benefit the politics of the country.
His comment was along the lines of
Politics is about getting power. My approach is giving power back to the people. I would not make a good politician.