Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday shared a candid picture of her getting a hug from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is on India visit. Priyanka said that she received an “overdue hug” from Hasina whom she met after a long time.
"An overdue hug from Sheikh Hasina Ji whom I have been waiting to meet again for a long time. Her strength in overcoming deep personal loss and hardship and fighting for what she believed in with bravery and perseverance is, and always will be a great inspiration for me," Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.
The Bangladeshi PM also met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and discussed issues concerning both the countries. She also extended an invitation to the Gandhis and Manmohan Singh to visit Bangladesh on its 50th anniversary of liberation. The Congress president has accepted the invitation, the party said in a statement.
Hasina was referring to the forthcoming centenary celebration of Bangabandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Liberation which will be marked by special events throughout the year.
During the meeting, Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by former Union minister Anand Sharma. Hasina recalled with gratitude India's support for Bangladesh liberation and the special bond of friendship that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman shared with former PM Indira Gandhi, said Sharma, the chairman of Congress' Foreign Affairs Department.
She also revisited the period after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination when her family lived in exile in Delhi. Sonia Gandhi congratulated Hasina on winning a 3rd consecutive term as prime minister with the people of Bangladesh reaffirming their trust in her leadership and vision, Sharma said.
With PTI Inputs