BJP protests German delegation remarks against Narendra Modi

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New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday submitted a memorandum to the German Embassy protesting against alleged undiplomatic remarks by a German delegation against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

An eight-member delegation led by senior leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi submitted the memorandum to German Embassy officials.

The delegation sought an apology from Germany over the provocative remarks made during a recent visit to that state.

The delegation had visited Gujarat to study the status of minorities and reportedly justified the European Union's earlier decision of not granting visa to Modi, for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

"The Embassy authorities said we are shocked over this incident. They said that Modi is a head of a state that is elected in a democratic manner and they said that it is wrong to link him with Hitler and we detach ourselves from the remarks made by the delegation," Naqvi said.

"They also said the delegation that went there and made the remark does not represent the government. They also assured us that the memorandum that we have given them would be soon sent to the German parliament, "he added.

Modi has also written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to take up the matter with the German Ambassador in India.(ANI)

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