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U.S. dismisses Russian allegations of interference in Indian elections

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U.S. State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller.
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The United States on May 9 dismissed the Russian allegations of the US interfering within the ongoing Indian elections.

“No, of course, we don’t involve ourselves in elections in India as we don’t involve ourselves in elections anywhere in the world. Those are decisions for the people of India to make,” State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller instructed reporters at his each day information convention.

He was responding to a query on Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s assertion in Moscow on this regard when requested a few current Washington Post article alleging {that a} Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer was concerned in an alleged plot to kill Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil final yr.

“Regular unfounded accusations by the United States against New Delhi… we see that they groundlessly accuse not only India but also many other states…of violating religious freedoms are a reflection of the United States’ misunderstanding of the national mentality, the historical context of the development of the Indian state and disrespect for India as a state,” Ms. Zakharova instructed reporters in Moscow.

She described it as a colonial mentality of the United States.

“The reason is that they try to unbalance the internal political situation in India in order to complicate the (ongoing) general parliamentary elections. That is part of meddling into India”s inner affairs,” RT news quoted her as saying.

“The Washington Post, it appears to me, ought to use the time period ‘repressive regime’ and the whole lot you quoted in relation to Washington. It is tough to think about a extra repressive regime than Washington, each in home and worldwide affairs,” she said.

In Washington, Mr. Miller refrained from responding to the question on the alleged plot.

“There is a publicly returned indictment that accommodates alleged information. They are allegations till they’re confirmed earlier than a jury that anybody can go and skim. I will not converse to them right here due to course it is an ongoing authorized matter and I’ll depart it at that,” he stated.

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