Sonia Gandhi, Rahul, and Priyanka meet Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi | Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina meets Gandhi family: Sonia Gandhi welcomes her with a hug; Both families have been together for 5 decades

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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina met members of the Gandhi family on Monday. - Dainik Bhaskar

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina met members of the Gandhi family on Monday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday. During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina and Sonia Gandhi hugged each other warmly. Sheikh Hasina also hugged Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi and talked to them.

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina met Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. She also met former Indian Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani on Saturday. The Bangladeshi PM had come to India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of her counterpart Narendra Modi.

Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.

Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.

The relationship between the Gandhi family and Sheikh Hasina's family is more than 5 decades old. Sheikh Hasina's father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had a friendly relationship with Indira Gandhi. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is called the father of Bangladesh. He led the armed struggle against Pakistan and got independence for Bangladesh.

During this time, the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi helped her a lot. Bangladesh became independent in the year 1971. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated four years after the independence of Bangladesh. During this time, 18 people from Sheikh Hasina's family were killed. The whole family was destroyed. Sheikh Hasina's 10-year-old brother was also among those killed.

At the time when this incident happened, Sheikh Hasina was in Germany with her sister and husband. There was a threat to her life as well. At such a time, Indira Gandhi gave political asylum to Sheikh Hasina and her sister. Sheikh Hasina remained hidden from the world for 6 years in Pandara Road, Delhi. In 1981, Sheikh Hasina left India and went back to Bangladesh.

Picture shows Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (FILE)

Picture shows Indira Gandhi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (FILE)

Sheikh Hasina, who came to Delhi on a four-day visit in 2022, had described India as a 'true friend'. Sheikh Hasina had told news agency ANI in an interview that she had left Bangladesh just 15 days before this accident. She had gone to Germany to meet her nuclear scientist husband. She had to complete her PhD research there.

Sheikh Hasina said that on the day this accident happened, her father, mother, three brothers, two newly married sisters-in-law, uncle and other relatives who had gone to see her off at the airport just 15 days ago, all died. Sheikh Hasina said that Indira Gandhi had helped her a lot in such bad times. She got my husband a job. She got us a safe house to live in. I will always remember this favor.

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