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PM Hasina congratulates Tulip, Rushanara, Rupa for re-election in UK polls

  • Published at 12:48 pm June 9th, 2017
  • Last updated at 02:42 pm June 9th, 2017
PM Hasina congratulates Tulip, Rushanara, Rupa for re-election in UK polls
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted her niece Tulip Siddiq, and British-Bangladeshi Labour candidates Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq on their resounding victories in Thursday's UK election. Hasina said victory of the "three daughters" made the people of Bangladesh proud. "The victory of three daughters – Tulip Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq – is a matter of pride for us," her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying. Tulip retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat, while Rushanara secured Bethnal Green and Bow seat in Thursday's election. Rupa was re-elected from Ealing Central and Acton. All three were Labour candidates. British Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called the snap election seven weeks ago seeking a stronger mandate to conduct Brexit talks.