Modi congratulates Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina on electoral-win, latter thanks him
PM Narendra Modi telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, today and conveyed his heartiest congratulations on her party's decisive victory in the parliamentary elections. The Ministry of External Affairs said Modi expressed confidence that the partnership between India and Bangladesh will continue to flourish under her "far-sighted" leadership. Hasina also thanked Modi for being the first leader to call her to convey his congratulations.
Wish Hasina Ji the very best for tenure ahead: Modi
PM reiterated the priority India attaches to Bangladesh: MEA
"The PM also reiterated the priority India attaches to Bangladesh as a neighbor, a close partner for regional development, security, and cooperation, and a central pillar in India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy," the MEA said in a statement. The MEA also said the conversation was very cordial, fully reflecting the close and traditionally friendly relations between India and Bangladesh.
Hasina thanks India for their consistent support, appreciates Modi's wish
The MEA said India warmly congratulated the people of Bangladesh for reaffirming their faith in democracy, development and the vision of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. "PM Sheikh Hasina thanked Prime Minister for being the first leader to call her to convey congratulations. She also thanked India for their consistent support which has benefited Bangladesh's development, and appreciated PM's reiteration of this commitment," it said.
Sheikh Hasina registers thumping win, amid bloody violence
Hasina's party Awami League emerged victorious in the elections, winning over 267 seats in the 300-member House, according to the Election Commission (EC). This year's poll-related violence claimed 18 lives and left over 200 injured, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country.