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No change in visa policy on Narendra Modi: US

September 14, 2013 10:26 IST

The United States administration has said that there will be no change in its visa policy about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, despite the latter being nominated as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate.

"There is no change in our longstanding visa policy. With regard to the (Gujarat) chief minister, 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.

"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 of any other country.

"We are 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 is certainly free to do so," she said.

"I just don't have anything more for you on this. I am not going to comment on domestic Indian politics," she said.

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