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AL delegation visits Mahatma Gandhi Memorial

BD High Commission in New Delhi hosts dinner

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An Awami League delegation has visited Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi of India and paid tributes to India's Father of the Nation.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali hosted a dinner in honour of the delegation, led by Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, at the mission on Sunday evening.

Quader, who is also the General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, is now on a three-day visit to India at the invitation of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reports UNB.

The dinner reception was hugely attended by Delhi-based Ambassadors concurrently accredited to Bangladesh, former Indian envoys to Bangladesh, local elite and media people.

On arrival at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport earlier on Sunday Quader and his delegation members were warmly greeted by senior BJP leaders and MPs, said the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Monday.

During the three-day visit, the Awami League delegation will have a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

The delegation will also meet BJP President Amit Shah and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, said a party press release.

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav will also host dinner for the AL delegation members.

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 are accompanying the AL General Secretary.

The delegation is scheduled return home on Tuesday.

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