Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called 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 called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at about 10:30am 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.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her win in a Twitter post.
Heartiest congratulations to Sheikh Hasina Ji on the victory in the Bangladesh General Election
বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচনে জয়ের জন্য শেখ হাসিনা জি কে জানাই অভিনন্দন
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 31, 2018
The Indian prime minister assured that his country will continue to support Bangladesh’s development efforts like the past, the press secretary said.
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
Hasina is set to become Prime Minister of Bangladesh for a third term.