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No issues against US, says Modi

March 21, 2005 09:49 IST
Last Updated: March 21, 2005 15:05 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that he had no greivances against the United States for denying him a visa.

Addressing a large Indian-American gathering in New York via video-conferencing, Modi asked Indians living in the US to become ambassadors of the country and try to counter the 'propaganda' being launched by 'groups with vested interests' who wanted to defame India.

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Modi said that a 'disinformation campaign' was being launched to malign India.

During an hour-long address conducted from his residence in the wee hours, Modi sold the concept of a 'robust and
developed' Gujarat to the NRIs and went on to criticise those who rallied against his proposed US-tour.

He appealed to NRIs to make India a global hot-spot where people will line up to procure Indian visas.

'Decision taken at the highest levels'

Modi said Gujarat is a state with 'robust and world class infrastructure, effective water management policy and a
gas-based economy'.

He said there was sufficient scope of investment in the state with several Special Economic Zones, apparel parks, marine biotechnology park, pharmaceuticals and agro-product industries.

'A great victory for pluralism'

The US had on Friday revoked Modi's tourist/business visa and denied him diplomatic visa apparently over the Gujarat riots.

Modi was to make a five-day visit to US starting Sunday.

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Sub: Change of Subject: Unfortunate

It is very unfortunate that Mr. Modi changed the topic itself which was to be addressed to the audience because of his denial of visa. ...

Posted by sasanka Bhushan

Sub: Change in tune...!

My dear media friends, You all expected Mr. Modi to spit his anger in online rally. If that happens every member who heard the lecture, ...

Posted by krishna

Sub: should have shame to say it

will the people of other countries line up for Indian visa to get butchered?? thats impossible to happen as long as human butchers exist in ...

Posted by celestial being

Sub: Visa to Modi

Denial of Visa to a democratically elected chief minister of a state of the world's biggest democracy is wrong. US has always been against the ...

Posted by Cdr Chandrashekar

Sub: Modi or a Chameloon?

We were used to here like this stuffs in the past also and were expecting the same from Modi because this is the fact that ...

Posted by Irshad Ahmed


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