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Awami League team leaves Dhaka for India

  • Published at 02:24 pm April 22nd, 2018
Awami League team leaves Dhaka for India
A 19-member delegation of the ruling Awami League, led by its General Secretary Obaidul Quader, has left for New Delhi at the invitation of the Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The delegation left Dhaka on a three-day visit on Sunday and will meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. They will also meet BJP President Amit Shah, and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, said a party press release on Saturday. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav will host a dinner for the delegation members. Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, will also host a dinner party for the Awami League leaders on Sunday. The visit is viewed as an important one as the two countries are heading towards their next national elections, said a political source. Obaidul Quader briefed the media about the visit on Saturday at a press conference at the party President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi political office. The delegation members will also pay respect to Memorials to Mahatma Gandhi. Awami League leaders Pijush Kanti Bhattacharya, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, Dr Hasan Mahmud, Ahmad Hossain, Misbah Uddin Siraj, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel, Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Dr Shammi Ahmed, Mrinal Kanti Das, Abdus Sobur, Dr Rokeya Sultana, Sujit Roynandi, Aminul Islam Amin, and Golam Kabir Rabbani Chinu will accompany the AL General Secretary. The delegation is scheduled to return home on Tuesday.