India has reiterated that it has no intention of getting involved in Bangladeshi domestic politics, as it is focusing on broadening relations through ensured mutual benefits and respect.
"We are trying hard to keep ourselves away from your domestic issues. I think to a large extent it has succeeded," said Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla, reports UNB.
Speaking with diplomatic correspondents at a function, titled “DCABtalk,” at the Jatiya Press Club, he said their endeavours are not to become a factor in Bangladesh's internal politics and not to get involved in the electoral process.
Shringla made the remark when asked whether there is any possibility of signing the long-sought Teesta water-sharing agreement between the two countries before the next general election in Bangladesh.
Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) organised the event with its President Rezaul Karim Lotus as the chair. DCAB General Secretary Pantho Rahman also spoke on the occasion.
The high commissioner referred to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the Teesta issue during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's New Delhi visit. He said he hoped that they look forward to seeing the signing of the deal as early as possible.