Ex-Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to meet Manmohan Singh today

According to latest political news, the former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia will meet the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today on Monday.

The ex-Bangladeshi Prime Minister is on a one week visit to India.

Begum Khaleda Zia is presently the top leader of the biggest opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and she arrived in national capital on Sunday and first met leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj at her residence.

Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia will be in India till November 3, she is visiting the country on the official invitation of external affairs minister.

Khaleda Zia is also expected to meet the President Pranab Mukherjee and then the external affairs minister, national security adviser and foreign secretary later this week.

Further, she will also go to visit Ajmer Sharif.

The former Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s visit comes in the background of India and Bangladesh failing to ink the crucial Teesta water sharing deal in spite of the board deal between the two nations, largely due to the opposition by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

With the invitation to Khaleda Zia, the Indian government is trying to dismiss the impression that its diplomatic engagement and comfort level was limited to the ruling party of the country Sheikh Hasina-led government, which is going for general elections in 2014.

Khaleda Zia’s last official visit to India was in 2006 as the then Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

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