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Bangladesh PM leaves for New Delhi tomorrow to attend swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for New Delhi tomorrow to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India for a third consecutive term.

“The Prime Minister will leave Dhaka for New Delhi at 4pm tomorrow and will return home at noon on June 9 after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi,” said Bangladesh PM’s Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited his Bangladeshi counterpart to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his government during a conversation over telephone. Sheikh Hasina accepted the invitation, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).

Mr Modi is likely to take oath on June 8 as the BJP-led NDA scraped past the majority mark to win 293 seats in the 18th Lok Sabha elections while the opposition INDIA bloc, secured 234 seats.

Earlier on Wednesday, Sheikh Hasina greeted Narendra Modi for winning the election for the third consecutive time. During a telephone conversation, the Prime Minister congratulated Modi on behalf of the people of Bangladesh, her government, her family members and herself on the resounding victory of National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the 18th Lok Sabha election.

“This victory of NDA for the third consecutive term was made possible due to your strong leadership,” her Deputy Press Secretary Noorelahi Mina told the reporters quoting the Premier as saying.

She also mentioned about the very cordial and friendly relations between Bangladesh and India, reports BSS.

By Navalsang Parmar (Dhaka)

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