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‘No worry for Bangladesh if Modi wins’

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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, an Indian musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in the northeastern Indian state of Assam April 19, 2014. Photo: Reuters
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (C), the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), plays a dhol, an Indian musical instrument, during an election campaign rally in Mangaldoi in the northeastern Indian state of Assam April 19, 2014. Photo: Reuters

The neighbouring countries have nothing to worry if the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comes to power in India, the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh in Delhi said yesterday.

"There is no need of worry for the neighbouring countries if the NDA comes to power and Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister," the Times of India quoted the Bangladesh diplomat Mahbub Hassan Saleh as saying.

The high commissioner was in New Delhi on a two-day visit yesterday to assess the political scene and understand people's mood in view of Lok Sabha elections.

He was keen to assess whether the NDA gets comfortable lead to form its own government without taking support from leaders like Jayalalithaa or Mamata Banerjee.

"I personally feel that Modi is open in his approach. He talks about development and cordial relationship with all," said Saleh in an informal chat with the Indian daily.

His positive outlook is evident in recent interviews, he said.

Saleh interacted with many people and wanted to know the mood of people from lower class of the society and impact of BJP's alliance with Apna Dal.

He was keen to know about the candidates challenging Modi and the strength of parties like SP and BSP. The Bangladesh envoy also tried to understand what would happen if NDA fails to reach the magic figure of 272.

Published: 4:12 pm Sunday, April 20, 2014

Last modified: 10:13 pm Sunday, April 20, 2014

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