Modi phones Hasina, congratulates for AL’s landslide victory in polls

DHAKA, Dec 31, 2018  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today
phoned Bangladesh Premier and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and extended his heartfelt congratulations to her on securing her party’s absolute majority in the 11th parliamentary elections.

“The Indian premier phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at about 10:30 am and congratulated her, the Awami League and the people of Bangladesh on securing her party’s absolute majority in the national elections held on Sunday,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told.

“The victory of the Awami League in the polls is a reflection of stunning development that Bangladesh attained under your dynamic leadership,” Modi said.

The Indian prime minister assured that his country will continue to
support Bangladesh’s development efforts like the past, the press secretary said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also greeted Narendra Modi and the people of his country.

She thanked the Indian premier for making phone and said he is the first head of state or government who congratulated her after her party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections