Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi posted a photo of her hugging Sheikh Hasina with former PM Manmohan Singh standing beside them.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she received a hug that was “overdue” from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whom she met in New Delhi on Sunday.

“An overdue hug from Sheikh Hasina Ji whom I have been waiting to meet again for a long time.

“Her strength in overcoming deep personal loss and hardship and fighting for what she believed in with bravery and perseverance is, and always will be a great inspiration for me,” Priyanka said in a tweet.

The Congress leader also posted a photo of her hugging Hasina with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh standing beside them.

Hasina on Sunday called on several Congress leaders including paty president Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Anand Sharma.

During the half-hour meeting, the leaders discussed bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh.

Hasina is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Bangladesh and returned to power in 2009, for a second term.

The Congress-led UPA government was in power then.

Manmohan Singh had visited Bangladesh as Prime Minister in 2011.

Hasina is on a 4-day official tour to India and held a series of bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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