India wants a free and fair election, Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla said at a meeting with Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh
India does not want to interfere in the 11th general election and wants it to be a "free and fair election", Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
He made the comments during a meeting with a representative team of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, led by its President Dr AQM Badrudozza Chowdhury at the latter's Baridhara residence around 1pm, on Monday, said Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan, secretary general of Bikalpa Dhara at a press briefing held after the meeting.
"As a neighbouring country, India wants to see a free and fair election," Mannan told reporters. "The high commissioner emphasized upon the fact that the general elections are an internal matter, and India does not want to intervene in the internal affairs of the country."
Mannan added: "Our political parties and the general masses are very aware of the election procedures; hence, Shringla expects good governance from the country."
The meeting between Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh and the Indian high commissioner started around 1pm, where different issues regarding the upcoming 11th general polls were discussed.
Aside from President Badrudozza, Foreign Affairs Advisor and Presidium member Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, Presidium member Mahi B Chowdhury, and others from Bikalpa Dhara, and a representative team from Indian High Commission, were present during the meeting.