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US decision attack on India's pride: NDA

March 20, 2005 21:52 IST

Describing the United States' decision to deny Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi a visa to visit that country as an 'attack on the pride and self respect' of the country, the National Democratic Alliance on Sunday said people will not tolerate it at any cost.

Addressing the 'Bharat Swabhimaan Rally', organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Kankaria ground in Ahmedabad, speakers, including BJP president Lal Kishenchand Advani, NDA convenor George Fernandes, former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur criticised the US decision.

Advani said the decision 'would only spur people of the country to unite to oppose the tendency of America'.

He said that things that may appear trifle at first have the propensity to 'blow out of proportion' and compared the incident with the salt satyagraha launched by Mahatma Gandhi against the Britishers, which had given an impetus to India's independent struggle.

"This issue may on the face of it appear trivial. But it reflects how America treats an Indian citizen, and therefore the people of this country will not take it lying down," he added.

The 'Swabhimaan rally' is the 'fallout of this insult', Advani added.

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Sub: US refused via for Modi

Though I have never been a supporter of US in all its war on terror, I think this is one decision I fully endorse. Modi ...

Posted by Vijay Kumar

Sub: US denial of Visa

thanks for letting us know that we don't live in the stone age but in the 'new age'. well, the issue here is not modi's ...

Posted by raghav

Sub: US decision attack on India's pride??

Now Really? Its NOT the people who will not tolerate it at any cost, its the POLITICIANS. What wrong is it in denying Visa to ...

Posted by Pawan Wahi

Sub: Where was this NDA?

Where was this NDA when our previous defence minister was strip searched in an US airport? Now they have their "indianism" rising up...double standards....

Posted by Indian

Sub: Attack on India's pride

What pride is the NDA and BJP talking about. India is famously for shedding innocent blood of minorities. The NDA and BJP should first change ...

Posted by Richa Fernandes



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