Praising Afghanistan for successfully conducting elections under the threat of terror, India called it a “resounding rejection of designs and ideology of terrorists” and offered support in efforts of people to build a strong, independent, sovereign and democratic Afghanistan.
Ministry of External Affairs’ spokes-person Syed Akbaruddin said, “This democratic expression of the will of the people of Afghanistan is a resounding rejection of the designs and ideology of terrorists and their supporters.”
“India will continue to support people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a strong, independent, sovereign and democratic Afghanistan,” he said.
“We salute people of Afghanistan who turned out in such great numbers to exercise their franchise despite the threat of violence and intimidation,” the MEA spokesperson said.
The least number of women candidates have been fielded by the Congress which has given tickets to just five women contestants.