Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today invited India`s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh and expressed hope that the two neighbours would continue to work sincerely and solve any problem through bilateral discussions.
Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League on Saturday ruled out midterm polls and said a political dialogue with the main opposition BNP could be held only if it recognises the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
A war of words erupted in Bangladesh on Wednesday after opposition chief Khaleda Zia questioned the nationality of troops deployed in a violence-hit district that borders India, with the ruling Awami League issuing a 24-hour ultimatum to her to apologise for the "seditious" comments.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday asked supporters to force the "illegal" Awami League government to hold fresh elections during her first public rally after a virtual house arrest was eased.
The Awami League said Sheikh Hasina`s new government in Bangladesh would complete its five-year term, brushing aside speculation that it would be short-lived due to the opposition`s boycott of the violence-marred general election.
Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh`s prime minister for the third time along with her 48-member cabinet after the controversial polls that were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties.
Bangladesh`s newly elected lawmakers were sworn-in Thursday, four days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s Awami League bagged a three-fourth majority in the contentious polls, marred by violence and opposition boycott.
Premier Sheikh Hasina`s Awami League emerged as the strongest party with 232 seats in the 300-seat Parliament it won in the January 5 controversial polls, which was boycotted by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance.
Fresh from victory in the controversial general elections, Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she was confident of resolving all pending issues with India, including the Land Boundary Agreement, through talks.