Updated June 8th, 2024 at 15:25 IST

Bangladesh PM Hasina Sets Foot In India to Attend Modi 3.0 Oath Ceremony on June 9

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi this afternoon to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minsiter-designate Narendra Modi.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Bangladesh PM Hasina Sets Foot In India to Attend Modi 3.0 Oath Ceremony | Image:X
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New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi this afternoon to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi for the historic third term on the evening of June 9.

The Ministry of External Affairs took to X and confirmed the arrival of Bangladesh PM. It wrote, “First distinguished guest sets foot in New Delhi for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh warmly received by Secy (CPV & OIA) @mukteshpardeshi as she arrived in New Delhi. This visit of one of our most valued partners will further strengthen India-Bangladesh's close and deep-rooted bonds of friendship.” 

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PM Modi will take oath, along with the Council of Ministers in his new cabiner, during a grand ceremony. He will become the first three-term Prime Minister since Congress stalwart Jawaharlal Nehru. 

It comes after the BJP won 240 seats in the Lok Sabha elections and NDA togather bagged 293 seats, more than required (272) to form government at the Centre. 

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Neigbouring Leaders to Attend Oath Event

India on Friday formally announced that the leaders of seven countries from the neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region will attend the ceremony.

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Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, his Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Muizzu, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will attend the ceremony, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay and Vice-President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif have also accepted India's invitation to grace the swearing-in ceremony, it said.

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Hasina arrived in New Delhi this afternoon. Afif is scheduled to reach the national capital on Saturday. The other leaders will arrive on Sunday. PM Modi is expected to hold separate meetings with the visiting leaders.

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Published June 8th, 2024 at 13:33 IST