Mumbai, Jan 20: Narendra Modi, the controversial Gujarat Chief Minister, who was denied a US visa by the Bush administration for the 2002 violence in the state, can now look forward for a US visa under the new Barack Obama administration said GOPIO (Global Organisation of Persons of Indian Origins).
The 44th President of Unites States of America, Barack Obama, will take oath on Tuesday, Jan 20. GOPIO delegates held a Policy Planning Research meeting with Modi on Monday, Jan 19. Meanwhile, C K Patel, the National Indian American Associations (NFIA) said, "Our organisation will lobby for him and one can expect better reaction from the Democractic government, which has historically had more friendly ties with India."
He added that no head of the State or Country, who is democratically elected should be denied a visa. "Mr Modi has signed 8,558 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with investments of Rs 12 lakh crore (USD 240 billion) in the recent Vibrant Gujarat fest," Mr Patel added.
When asked about Modi's Human Rights record, former GOPIO President Thomas Abraham said the issue was not raised by investors and business entities.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)