NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claimed many Bangladeshis are very anti-Indian, in controversial remarks posted on his official website which were later removed for being off the record. Singh said Bangladesh political landscape can change anytime. Speaking at the capital New Delhi to a select group of Indian newspaper editors he frankly said his neighbours worries him a great deal. So a very uncertain neighbourhood. He blames Pakistans spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) having nexus with the terrorist elements in Bangla Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami may change the political regime in Bangladesh. But we must reckon that at least 25 percent of the population of Bangladesh swear by the Jamaat-e-Islami and they are very anti-Indian, and they are in the clutches, many times, of the ISI, Singh said. The branding of a quarter of Bangladeshs population as anti-Indian by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised diplomatic eyebrows here. The comments, splashed in Bangladeshi newspapers on Saturday, could strain relations between the South Asian neighbours just as they have been improving. Singhs statements come ahead of an official visit to Bangladesh by Indian foreign minister SM Krishna set for July 6 to 8. The Jamaat-e-Islami is Bangladeshs largest Islamist party and was part of the four-party Islamist-allied government between 2001 and 2006. Singh added that Jamaat-e-Islami members are in the clutches, many times, of the ISI so the political landscape in Bangladesh can change at any time. The prime ministers office removed the remarks from his website on Friday, saying they had been made off the record. We put it out by mistake, the Indian Express quoted the prime ministers media adviser, Harish Kharem, as saying. The gaffe came as Singh has been battling opposition criticism that he is an ineffective, lame duck premier who has turned a blind eye to a recent slew of domestic corruption scandals. Singhs comments became headline news on Saturday in Bangladeshs mass-circulation daily Samakal, which titled its lead article: Uproar over Manmohans comments. Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury termed Indian Prime Ministers comment on a probable sudden change in the political atmosphere of Bangladesh irrelevant, saying Singhs claim was not based on fact noting that Jamaat-e-Islami got just four percent of votes in the last parliamentary elections, two-and-a-half years ago. Asked if Dhaka would seek an explanation about Singhs comment, she said it is usual to ask for an explanation about the statement of the Indian PM but the Bangladesh foreign minister is not in the country right now. Jamaat-e-Islami also denied Indian PMs remarks in a statement. The comment of Indian premier that Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is anti-Indian, and acts in accordance with advice of the ISI is false, baseless and it does not go with the status of the premier, said the partys Acting Secretary General ATM Azharul Islam in a statement. Jamaat in its statement said the party believes in the principle of having a good relationship with India maintaining Bangladeshs independence, sovereignty and interests. In a damage-control move late on Saturday, India said Singhs statements were by no means intended to be judgmental. The people of India have the greatest affection for the people of Bangladesh, the Indian High Commission (embassy) in Dhaka said in a statement. New Delhi regularly accused Dhaka of harbouring Indian insurgents and fostering militancy when Bangladesh was ruled by the Islamist-allied government. But ties have improved in recent years, especially since Premier Sheikh Hasina came to power. Singh in his comments praised her for helping in apprehending anti-Indian insurgent groups operating from Bangladesh. Morshed Khan, Bangladeshs former minister during Khaleda Zias Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led government said such comments from a person like Manmohan Singh is frustrating for Bangladesh. Jamaat could be happy with the comment that 25 per cent Bangladeshis are their supporters but where the Indian premier got the information and how he could know all the Jamaat supporters have hatred for India? Khan asked.