PM Modi congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on her party’s election Win

Ebangla Bureau

PM Modi Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi Over Her Party's Election Win

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated  Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD led by her for resounding victory in the  Myanmar’s general elections. ‘’The successful conduct of polls is another step in the ongoing democratic transition in Myanmar. I look forward to continuing to work with you to strengthen our traditional bonds of friendship’’, PM Modi added. Aung San Suu Kyi,75, politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is the first and incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar. She is leading the ruling  The National League for Democracy and played a vital role in the state’s transition from military junta to partial democracy. The National League for Democracy has won at least 397 parliamentary seats out of 476, according to official results released on Wednesday. That is even better than its landslide victory in 2015 when the party began power-sharing arrangement with Myanmar’s military which had ruled the country for about 5 decades. The national election commission still has the results of about a dozen more races to tally, but it deemed the polls free and fair. ’We have already secured the seats needed to form a government,” said U Myo Nyunt, a spokesman for the National League for Democracy. “Our victory is because people trust us. Two Muslims fielded by the National League for Democracy in the elections have been elected despite simmering anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest before becoming Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader five years ago, has seen her global reputation stained by her support for the very generals who once locked her up, says the New York Times. She is also being criticised by international human rights activists for the alleged atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in the  Buddhist majority nation sharing cultural and historical relations with India over thousands of years. She  defended the military against the accusation that it had committed genocide against the  Rohingya Muslim population in the Hague headquartered  International Court of Justice .edited by PK chakravarty

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