CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury has said that his signature on the letter seems to be a "cut and paste" job. Some of the other MPs whose names were said to be among the 65 MPs who have reportedly written to Obama have denied doing so.
"External help to contain Shri Narendra Modi? These 65 MPs have failed to engage with him politically. Sponsored activists don't trust Indian courts. Seeking external assistance to prop up their unjust cause. A third umpire in the USA for an Indian political fight?" BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said on Twitter.
40 Lok Sabha and 25 Rajya Sabha MPs were reported to have written to Obama on the visa issue.