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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.

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