President leaves for India on Wednesday


28th May, 2019 07:22:41 printer

President leaves for India on Wednesday

 President M Abdul Hamid will leave Dhaka for India  Wednesday afternoon on a three-day visit to join the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India.

“A VVIP flight (BG-1513) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited carrying the President and his entourage members will take off Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 5:30 pm,” President Press Secretary M Joynal Abedin told journalist.

Bangladesh President will pay a courtesy call on his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind apart from joining the oath-taking ceremony of Modi,  he added.

The Indian President will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on May 30 at 7 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to a statement issued by Indian President’s Secretariat earlier.

Kovind has appointed Narendra Modi as Prime Minister after the landslide victory of BJP- led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the recently concluded India’s national election.

Modi was appointed as the Prime Minister for the second consecutive term soon after the NDA leaders on Saturday elected Modi as their leader in the parliament, according to official sources.

The head of the state will return home on May 31 afternoons by a VVIP flight (BG-1514), the press secretary added.