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    Mamata congratulates Hasina

    Kolkata (PTI): The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday congratulated Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina for the landslide victory of her party-led grand alliance in the general elections in Bangladesh and said it would strengthen relations between the two countries.

    Describing the victory of the Awami League-led alliance as a 'victory of democracy', TC supremo Mamata Banerjee who shares a personal relation with Sheikh Hasina told PTI here, "I am very happy. I congratulate her and the people of Bangladesh. "Whenever she visits India, she contacts me," the TC chief said. She said that India and Bangladesh would work together for development and in the interest of the people.

    Awami League-led alliance headed by Sheikh Hasina, who has a good equation with Indian leadership and favours strong ties with New Delhi, today won a landslide victory in Bangladesh's general elections held under a neutral caretaker government after nearly two years of emergency rule.

    The Election Commission in Bangladesh has so far announced "unofficial" results of 295 seats of the 300-seat parliament saying, the Hasina's alliance won 258 seats while her archrival ex-premier Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led four-party grouping won in 31 constituencies.


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