ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Politics

Modi congratulates Bangladeshi leader as opposition calls for revote

Hasina faces rocky start to new term after election marred by violence

Dhaka residents stand next to a mural of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has been accused of suppressing opposition groups. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

DHAKA -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday to congratulate her for a "decisive" victory in Sunday's election, India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The call comes amid protests from opposition parties after a turbulent day of voting, marred by violence and allegations of vote rigging.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more