30 Dec :The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has congratulated Mrs. Sheikh Hasina on her victory in the Bangladesh elections. The text of the Prime Minister’s congratulatory message is as follows:
“Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your electoral victory. The successful conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections is a reflection of the desire of the people of Bangladesh for democracy, development and progress. I am confident that under your leadership, Bangladesh will attain even greater heights.
India and Bangladesh share historically close and friendly relations. I wish to assure you of India’s commitment to the further strengthening and deepening of our relations with Bangladesh . I look forward to working with you towards this end for the mutual benefit of our two peoples. I also take this opportunity to invite Your Excellency to visit India at your earliest possible convenience. I am asking my senior colleague, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, to visit Bangladesh as soon as possible to personally convey our good wishes.
Please accept, Excellency; my best wishes for your good health and personal well being and for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Bangladesh.”