US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer
Tuesday skirted a question on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi by saying that he had been asked by President Barack
Obama to connect with the people of India and not only focus
on the PM and CMs.
Opposition members in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha took strong objection to Chidambaram`s comments reportedly made during his interaction with US Ambassador Timothy Roemer in 2009, which was leaked by the WikiLeaks.
Insisting that it had shared "potentially
credible" terror-related inputs with India, the US on Saturday said it was looking into media reports that FBI had prior knowledge of David Headley`s links with terror groups in Pakistan.
Amid reports of India sending investigators to quiz David Coleman Headley, the US on Tuesday said no decision had been taken to give New Delhi "direct access" to the Pakistani-American terror suspect who has confessed his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike.