Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Tungipara to pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during planned Bangladesh tour in March.
The Indian premier was scheduled to make a two-day visit to Bangladesh in March this year to join the country’s 50th Independence Day, 50th year of Dhaka-New Delhi diplomatic ties and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations.
“The tour may take him to Bangabandhu shrine at Tungipara for paying homage,” a Bangladesh high commission official told BSS on the sidelines of Bangladesh-India Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) in the Indian capital.
He said Modi’s planned Tungipara visit issue was discussed during the foreign secretary level FOC but added that details of Modi’s tour schedule was yet to be finalised.
An Indian official familiar with the FOC confirmed plans for Modi’s Tungipara visit but added that discussions on the matter was underway.