BJP wants Govt to seek explanation from German envoy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 21:10

New Delhi: BJP Sunday supported Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s demand for an apology from a
German delegation which had reportedly criticised him and
insisted that the government seek a clarification from German
ambassador on the issue.

"BJP demands that the Prime Minister should take the
letter written by Modi seriously and act on it by seeking an
explanation from German ambassador and asking him to apologise
on the remarks of the delegation against the Chief Minister,"
party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters.

Modi had Saturday written a letter to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh demanding that a visiting parliamentary
delegation from Germany should apologise for allegedly having
tarnished the image of a democratically elected chief

Members of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of ruling
coalition of Germany, who had visited the state to
study the status of minorities early this week, reportedly
justified the European Union`s decision of not granting visa
to Modi.

"The delegation was in Gujarat for just over a day and
met a selected few people and gave a judgment on the
constitutional authority chosen by the people," Sitharaman

Modi demanded that either the delegation members
apologise or issue a clarification if they have not made any
such statement to the media.


First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 21:10

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