Voters queue at a polling station in Guwahati, Assam, on April 23. Photo: EPA

Why Bangladesh is emerging as a point of contention in India’s elections

  • A controversial drive to register citizens in border states has been cast by New Delhi as justified action against illegal migration
  • But critics say it is a politically motivated power play designed to exploit divisions between Hindus and Muslims
Topic |   Bangladesh

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Voters queue at a polling station in Guwahati, Assam, on April 23. Photo: EPA
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Last year, Bangladesh transitioned from a ‘least developed country’ to a ‘developing country’, as defined by the UN. Photo: AFP
Rahul Choudhury
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Eye on Asia by Rahul Choudhury

The rise and rise of Bangladesh

  • A World Bank report has ranked Bangladesh among the top five fastest growing economies in the world
  • Country is projected to grow at a rate of 7.3 per cent in 2018-19

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Last year, Bangladesh transitioned from a ‘least developed country’ to a ‘developing country’, as defined by the UN. Photo: AFP
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