BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today greeted Narendra Modi, who is all set to be the next prime minister of India, as his party, BJP, has taken a big lead in the just concluded general election.
Khaleda, also the former prime minister of Bangladesh, has sent the greeting message to Modi as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party through the Indian high commission in Dhaka, BNP Vice-Chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury told The Daily Star.
Mobin said Khaleda expressed her hope that the new government of India would take proper initiatives to resolve the bilateral issues in transparent manner through dialogue.
“The lack of trust between the two countries will be decreased if we can reach an understanding through dialogue,” Khaleda said.
Besides, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also extended greeting to Modi and said the new government of India would take effective steps to ensure due share of Teesta water and to combat frequent border killings.
“I expect that the Modi government would be able to understand the sentiments of Bangladeshi people to resolve the long-lasting bilateral feud between the two countries,” he added.
He made the statement while addressing a function held at the National Press Club.
Besides, Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad and its Secretary General Ziauddin Bablu in a press statement also greeted Modi.
“Friendly relation between the two countries would be strengthened under the new government and unsettled bilateral issues would also be resolved,” Ershad expressed his hope in the press statement.