BJP Seeks Apology for Anti-Modi Remarks
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday sought an apology from the German government for the statements of its Parliamentary delegation which purportedly described Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a ”dictator”, reported PTI.
A press release issued by the BJP Foreign Cell said the maligning of the democratically elected chief minister was unacceptable.
The release added that a demonstration will be held outside the German mission in New Delhi on April 12, marking protest against the utterances of the German Parliamentarians.
In Gujarat, as part of their tour supported by ‘Missio’, a Christian Catholic Bishops Agency, the visitors had raised an objection to the new anti-conversion law of the state government saying it had made conversions difficult, the release claimed.
The delegation members reportedly justified the European Union’s earlier decision of not granting visa to Modi. “The Chief Minister of Gujarat has a radical tone to his politics and is described as dictatorial. He has a wrong perception of religious freedom.”
The next day Modi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding an apology from the delegation.