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2019-10-07 11:53:39 BdST

Sheikh Hasina is my great inspiration: Priyanka Gandhi


Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is always a great inspiration for her.

Priyanka made the comment after receiving a hug what she said was "overdue" from Sheikh Hasina whom she met Sunday in New Delhi, reports NDTV.

"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 Congress leader also posted a photo of her hugging Hasina with Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh standing beside them. 

Hasina also met several Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Anand Sharma. During the half-hour meeting, the leaders discussed bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh. 

Hasina is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh and returned to power in 2009, for a second term. The Congress-led UPA government was in power then. Manmohan Singh had visited Bangladesh as Prime Minister in 2011.

The Bangladesh PM is on a four-day official visit to India and held a series of bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the week. The talks revolved around trade, connectivity and people-to-people ties.

Prime Minister Hasina also attended the India-Bangladesh Business Forum, held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, where she pitched her country as a fast-growing economy and an attractive business destination.

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