US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller on Tuesday said, US wants an election in Bangladesh that will be violence-free.
During a regular press briefing, he also declined to comment on whether India and the US have different stances on Bangladesh's election. Miller said, "I just don't have any comment on that.''
After the 2+2 ministerial dialogue in India on November 10, Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra restated that a stable Bangladesh is a prerequisite for the stability of the Indian subcontinent.
He also raised concerns over third-country intervention in a country's internal affairs saying it has historically promoted extremism.
Yesterday Miller also said they have consistently mentioned that they believe elections in Bangladesh should be free, fair and open, and that should take place in a violence-free atmosphere.