The divergent views of the Centre and the state of West Bengal have led to the Teesta river being subjected to 'conflictual federalism'.
Despite the absence of strong, credible opposition in Bangladesh’s new parliament, Sheikh Hasina cannot afford to let her guards down after being sworn in as the prime minister for the third consecutive time.
More powerful than ever before, PM Sheikh Hasina is working overtime to achieve her election objectives. But her dalliances with Islamist parties remain a matter of concern.
Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.
Her triumph has also trounced any plans from Pakistan to create instability. But her real victory will be only when she addresses the challenges that lie ahead.
As polling fever rises, large-scale clashes appear likely. But the violence wouldn't be limited there. If Pakistani groups have their way, it would impact even India's security.
Political developments in Bangladesh will gain more momentum in the next couple of months raising the political temperature to a fever pitch.
Lauded at the UN meet recently for her handling of the Rohingya crisis, Hasina has a tough task at hand in ensuring free and fair elections back home.
The Sheikh Hasina government seems to have crossed the line this time and people are accusing her of misusing institutions and weakening democracy.
The BNP and India have a history of immense trust deficit.