Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
News18 » India
1-min read

India, Bangladesh Working to Settle Remaining Issues: BJP

Indian National Congress, said to be a traditional AL ally, sent Ghulam Nabi Azad as its representative to the council.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:October 22, 2016, 8:26 PM IST
facebookTwitter Pocket whatsapp
India, Bangladesh Working to Settle Remaining Issues: BJP
File photo of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (Picture courtesy: Twitter)

Dhaka: India and Bangladesh have resolved several issues and are working to settle others, BJP vice president Vinay Prabhakar on Saturday said as he praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a "true leader" of her country.

Addressing the 20th National Council of the ruling Awami League (AL) here, Prabhakar said Hasina is a "jononetri".

"I am more than convinced that you are a true jononetri (people's leader) not only of the country but also of the entire sub-continent," Prabhakar said, referring to Hasina.

He is visiting Bangladesh to attend the council on an invitation by AL, which steered Bangladesh's independence struggle and the Liberation War with Pakistan in 1971.

He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi several unresolved issues with Bangladesh, including the historic Land Boundary Agreement, saw the light of the day and New Delhi was now working with Dhaka on other unresolved issues.

Indian National Congress, said to be a traditional AL ally, sent Ghulam Nabi Azad as its representative to the council.

He praised Hasina for fighting terrorism in the country.

Under Hasina's leadership AL was elected to power thrice.

Opening the party council, Hasina urged party leaders and activists to take oath to stamp out poverty from Bangladesh.

Hasina asked them to prepare a list of poor people in their areas for their rehabilitation so that they could live with "dignity".

"Make lists of the poor, oldage, disable people of your areas who are living without any shelter and livelihood... We will give them home without cost and take measures so they can live with the dignity of human beings," she told the opening session of the two-day council at the Suhrawardy Udyan.

The council is expected to elect new leaders of the party for the next three years, but political analysts and party sources said Hasina was likely to retain her position as the party president.

She has been serving as the party president for more than 35 years since 1981 when she was living an exiled life in India. She took refuge in India after the August 15, 1975, assassination of her father and Bangladesh's founder 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members in a military coup which also toppled his post independence Awami League government.

The party emerged as a platform of Bengali people in then Pakistan in 1949, two years after the end of the British rule.

Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives

The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.

Subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube

| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
Read full article

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results


  • Active Cases


  • Total Confirmed


  • Cured/Discharged


  • Total DEATHS


Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 09 (08:00 AM)
Hospitals & Testing centres


  • Active Cases


  • Total Confirmed


  • Cured/Discharged


  • Total DEATHS


Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres