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Why is US supporting party allied with Islamic terrorists? Sheikh Hasina's son

New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's politically influential son Sajeeb Wazed has said that only a few Western countries have criticised the general election in the country due to their "own agenda" and wondered
IANS January 31, 2014 17:37 IST
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New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's politically influential son Sajeeb Wazed has said that only a few Western countries have criticised the general election in the country due to their "own agenda" and wondered why the US was supporting a party that is "allied with Islamic terrorists".

"Our elections have not been criticized by the world. On the contrary, most countries including Russia, China and India among others, have congratulated our government. It has only been a few western countries that have criticized, but that is due to their own agenda," Wazed told IANS in an email interview from Dhaka.

"They (West) are trying to give the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) veto power over a free and fair election, which would be very damaging for democracy. At the end of the day the elections have to be acceptable to the people of Bangladesh, which they have been," he said and pointed out how the prime minister made "a huge concession in proposing an interim all party government and the BNP was offered any ministries they wanted in this interim government".

"The compulsion was a constitutional one. If no elections were held by Jan 24 then we would be in an unconstitutional situation, which no one wanted," he said.