Narendra Modi Congratulates Sheikh Hasina for Landslide Victory in Bangladesh Elections, Assures India's Consistent Support
Narendra Modi Congratulates Sheikh Hasina for Landslide Victory in Bangladesh Elections, Assures India's Consistent Support (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, December 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina for a landslide win in the general elections in Bangladesh. The Prime Minister assured Hasina of India's continued support to the country's developmental strides. "Spoke to Sheikh Hasina Ji and congratulated her on the resounding victory in the Bangladesh elections. Wished her the very best for the tenure ahead", the Prime Minister said on Twitter. Bangladesh Elections 2018 Results: Sheikh Hasina 'Wins' 3rd Consecutive Term, Opposition Rejects Poll Outcome. 

Hasina's ruling Awami League-led alliance on Sunday won over 267 seats in the 300-member House. Hasina has cruised to victory for a third consecutive term in Bangladesh's general election. According to Private DBC TV, her party won 299 seats out of 300 following a tense vote that saw at least 17 people killed in poll-related violence.

While Hasina won for a fourth term as the prime minister in Bangladesh, her chief rival Khaleda Zia, who is reportedly partially paralysed, faces an uncertain future in a Dhaka jail. According to a report by PTI, the Election Commission confirmed the complete result of the constituency in southwestern Gopalganj from where Hasina won bagging 2,29,539 votes, while her BNP opponent got only 123 votes.