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

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DHAKA, Dec 31, 2018 (BSS) – 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 BSS.

“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

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