Can anyone explain the following news to me?
- Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen urges India to do whatever is needed to keep Sheikh Hasina in power
During his speech at a Hindu religious festival, Bangladesh's foreign minister Abul Momen said -
“I went to India and told them (Indian government) to do whatever is needed to keep Hasina in power,
"I told the Indian side that Sheikh Hasina must be sustained. Bangladesh will continue to march towards development and will truly become a country free of communalism under her leadership,” he added."
This speech brought a shitstorm in social media and local news media.
The Bangladesh government has already rigged the past two general elections and successfully demolished the opposition to oblivion. Therefore, they should be in complete control of everything.
Why does Bangladesh's government need India to stay in power?
EDIT: India played an active role in instating the current government of Bangladesh, which is narrated in detail in a book written by the late president of India.