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

DHAKA, 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 mabsolute 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


The Indian prime minister assured that his country will continue to

support Bangladesh's development efforts like the past, the press secretary


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

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)