Narendra Modi visa row: BJP should seek FBI probe, says Shakeel Ahmad

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 14:19

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad on Saturday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party again on Twitter.

Ahmad said the BJP could urge US President Barack Obama to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate the authenticity of the letter apparently signed by 65 Indian MPs against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The controversy around the letter seeking denial of US visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi deepened earlier this week, as many MPs whose name appears on it said they did not sign any such letter. The Congress said it has nothing to do with the controversy.

"Letter of MPs was signed in India & used in USA. Due to lack of faith in CBI, BJP may appeal to President Obama for an impartial inquiry by FBI," Ahmad wrote on microblogging website Twitter.

The letter was dispatched to both the US President and the British Prime Minister in 2012. A copy of the letter was resent to the White House this week after BJP president Rajnath Singh asked the government there to issue a visa to Modi.

BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar had called the letter "a dirty trick" by the Congress. BJP MP from Jharkhand`s Lohardaga Sudarshan Bhagat, meanwhile, wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar urging her for a probe into the alleged forgery.
On July 20, Ahmad had targeted the BJP in a tweet: "Indian Mujahideen was formed after Gujarat riots, says NIA in its charge sheet. Even now BJP & RSS will not desist from their communal politics?"

First Published: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 14:15

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