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Russian Ambassador dismisses claims made by BNP’s Gayeshwar

Update : 31 Jan 2024, 16:57

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytsky on Wednesday said BNP's allegation that the new Bangladesh government was formed with the help of foreign powers namely Russia, India and China is misleading and false. 

"It (BNP's allegation) is misleading or false information... don't believe it," he told journalists in response to a reporter's inquiry about the BNP Standing Committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy's claim. 

Gayeshwar had controversially stated that the current government was not chosen by the Bangladeshi people but was instead "installed by foreign powers," specifically naming India, China, and Russia.

The Russian Ambassador strongly affirmed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was democratically elected by the citizens and emphasized that a significant 41 percent votes were cast in the last national election. 

"We don't interfere in political affairs in any country," the envoy said. 

The ambassador was talking with the reporters after holding his maiden meeting with foreign minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the foreign ministry. 

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