Kolkata, Dec 31 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her landslide victory in the general elections. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: 54 Non-suburban Passenger Trains to Run in West Bengal From Dec 2

Bangladesh went to polls on Sunday to elect a new Parliament, the results of which were declared in the morning. Also Read - Serum Institute to Provide 3 Crore Vaccine Doses to Dhaka as India Signs Deal With Bangladesh

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The CM said she telephoned Hasina in the morning following the declaration of the result.

“The West Bengal government is happy that Sheikh Hasina won the elections. I have spoken to her personally and congratulated her. I also congratulate the people of Bangladesh,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat Monday afternoon.

Hoping that the new government will boost ties between India and Bangladesh, Banerjee said both the countries should work towards maintaining peace and stability.

“We have a cordial relation with Bangladesh. I want that relationship to strengthen with time,” she added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.