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Denial of visa to Modi amounts to ‘immature diplomacy’: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party expressed their annoyance over United States for denial of visa to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.

Modi has not applied for US visa since 2005 after being denied it once. Earlier, the US has also revoked the B-1/B-2 visa issued to him. The decision was taken under the Immigration and Nationality Act which empowers any foreign government to deny visa to those involved in any severe violations of religious freedom.

BJP leaders said that there is no evidence against him despite several probes in the riot case and already he has given a clean chit by the court. ‘Such attitude is sheer immature diplomacy and sets a precedent for a reciprocal response,’ leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, said.

Jaitley, said, ‘I would like to advice our prime ministerial candidate hat he should not apply for a US visa. The American stance on the issue has clearly been one determined by their kangaroo court and asked it to reflect on the untenable situation.’

‘To proclaim Modi guilty even when there was no evidence against him despite investigations and re-investigation amounts to immature diplomacy. It constitutes interference in India’s internal affairs. It is time Americans reflect on how they have boxed themselves into this untenable situation,’ he said.
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