India has welcomed the successful completion of the Parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning to convey his heartiest congratulations on the decisive results of the election. He expressed confidence that the partnership between India and Bangladesh will continue to flourish under her far-sighted leadership.
Prime Minister also reiterated the priority India attaches to Bangladesh as a neighbour, a close partner for regional development, and a central pillar in India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked Prime Minister Modi for being the first leader to call her to convey congratulations.
She thanked India for their consistent and generous support. Sheikh Hasina’s party Awami League emerged victorious in the elections, winning over 267 seats in the 300-member House, the country’s Election Commission (EC) declared.