PM Modi Congratulates Sheikh Hasina For Victory In Bangladesh Elections

Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina for her resounding victory in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections. Hasina won 287 out of 298 seats in the elections.

Congratulating Hasina on her third-consecutive term as the Prime Minister, Modi reiterated India’s commitment to work together with Bangladesh. During the talks, Modi said that “Hasina’s victory was the reflection of Bangladesh’s stunning development under her dynamic leadership.”

In an official statement, the MEA said the conversation was very cordial and that Modi expressed confidence that the partnership between India and Bangladesh will continue to flourish under her “far-sighted” leadership. “The PM also reiterated the priority India attaches to Bangladesh as a neighbour, a close partner for regional development, security and cooperation, and a central pillar in India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy,” the MEA said.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Spoke to Sheikh Hasina Ji and congratulated her on the resounding victory in the Bangladesh elections. Wished her the very best for the tenure ahead. Reiterated India’s continued commitment to work together for the development of Bangladesh and further strengthening of our bilateral relations.”

Hasina’s win is an unprecedented feat in the country’s political history as no other leader in Bangladesh has been able to secure a third term. Clashes between supporters of Awami League and BNP also resulted in the death of 18 people and left over 200 injured on Sunday.

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