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No change in visa policy on Modi: US

Press Trust of India
Sep 14, 2013 at 07:43am IST

Washington: Even as the Indian opposition Bharatiya Janata Party nominated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate, the US has said that there is no change in its visa policy with regard to the BJP leader and that he was welcome to apply for the same.

"There is no change in our longstanding visa policy. With regard to the Gujarat Chief Minister, that he is welcome to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant.

"That review will be, of course, grounded in US law," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf, told reporters.

No change in visa policy on Modi: US

US State Department spokesperson said they do not want to involve itself in the domestic Indian politics.

"And I just am not going to speculate about what the outcome of that review might be," she said. Harf said the US does not want to involve itself in the

domestic Indian politics or for that of any other country.

"We're not involved in domestic Indian politics. If Mr Modi would like to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant, he's certainly free to do so," she said. "I just don't have anything more for you on this. I'm not

going to comment on domestic Indian politics," she said.

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