Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the Awami League has never requested India to provide the party with support to stay in power.
Obaidul Quader came up with the statement amid criticism over recent remarks of Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
"The Awami League has never requested India to provide support to us to stay in power and no one has been given responsibility by Sheikh Hasina to say it. This may be one's personal opinion," he said after inaugurating the central Janmashtami procession at the Palashi intersection in the capital on Friday, reports UNB.
He commented that Bangladesh has no hostile relationship with India, and the country had been harmed by its hostility with India in the past.
The road transport and bridges minister also said that there were no communal attacks except for a few isolated incidents after Hasina's government came to power.
"Those who attacked the Hindu community were miscreants," he added.