Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.
Sheikh Hasina's Awami League-led grand alliance won 288 seats in the 300-member Bangladesh Parliament.
"Congratulations to Sheikh Hasina ji and her party for securing a massive victory in Bangladesh elections. Spoke to her and extended best wishes for her third straight term as the prime minister," Deb tweeted on Monday night.
He said the Bangladesh prime minister has invited him to visit her country. "Deeply honoured to be invited by her to visit Bangladesh.
Look forward to the same." Highly placed sources in the Chief Ministers office said, Hasina during her telephonic talk with Deb assured to extend all cooperation for development of Tripura.
"The Bangladesh Prime Minister assured me that she would extend all cooperation for development of the ongoing projects between Bangladesh and the northeastern state," the sources said quoting Deb as saying.
Tripura is looking forward for a new waterway between Gumati river in Sonamura in Sipahijala district of the state and Meghna in Brahmanbaria district of the neighbouring country to connect with Ashuganj port for transportation of goods.
The state is also building a bridge on the river Feni to connect with Chittagong port of Bangladesh in Sabroom sub-division of South Tripura district, from where the port is only 70 km. Around 15-km of railway track is being built by Indian Railways to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh for connecting North-East with Bangladesh railways.
Earlier on several occasions, the Tripura chief minister has appreciated the Bangladesh prime minister for her cooperation to the state and stated that "Sheikh Hasina is like my mother."
The ancestral home of Deb is in Chandpur district of the neighbouring country and his mother had migrated to Tripura just before the liberation war.
Deb was born in Tripura in 1971 during the war. Tripura has 856-km long border with the neighbouring country.