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Mamata congratulates Sheikh Hasina on her electoral victory

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her landslide victory in the general elections.
Bangladesh went to polls on Sunday to elect a new Parliament, the results of which were declared in the morning.
Hasina cruised to victory for a third consecutive term as the ruling Awami League-led coalition bagged over 260 seats in the 300-member House.
The CM said she telephoned Hasina in the morning following the declaration of the result.
"The West Bengal government is happy that Sheikh Hasina won the elections. I have spoken to her personally and congratulated her. I also congratulate the people of Bangladesh," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat Monday afternoon.
Hoping that the new government will boost ties between India and Bangladesh, Banerjee said both the countries should work towards maintaining peace and stability.
"We have a cordial relation with Bangladesh. I want that relationship to strengthen with time," she added.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 5:45 PM IST

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