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Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on winning a new term with a landslide victory in the country’s general elections.
"Heartiest congratulations to Sheikh Hasina on the victory in the Bangladesh general election," Banerjee said in a tweet.
Hasina’s ruling Awami League (AL) party won a landslide of 288 out of 300 parliamentary seats contested in the Sunday election, surpassing its previous election wins and making her the Prime Minister for an unprecedented fourth term.
The Opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of jailed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia took just seven seats and condemned the vote as "farcical" marred by violence, intimidation and vote rigging claims, bdnews24.com reported.