Cong downplays British envoy meeting Modi

Britain today ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat in the wake post-Godhra riots of 2002 with its High Commissioner to India James Bevan meeting Modi.

Updated: Oct 22, 2012, 20:00 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Monday downplayed British High Commissioner to India James Bevan`s meeting with Narendra Modi and said the post of Chief Minister is a Constitutional post and the UK being a sovereign country can decide on meeting any one.
The United Kingdom is a sovereign country. Its High Commissioner and officials can meet anybody. Modi is a Constitutional authority as any other Chief Minister," party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit told reporters here.

Britain today ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat in the wake post-Godhra riots of 2002 with its High Commissioner to India James Bevan meeting Modi and the two discussing opportunities for greater economic cooperation.

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