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BJP demands German group apology for comment on Modi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday demanded an apology from Germany for the "undiplomatic" remarks made by a German parliamentary delegation about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during a recent visit to the state.

india Updated: Apr 11, 2010 17:14 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday demanded an apology from Germany for the "undiplomatic" remarks made by a German parliamentary delegation about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during a recent visit to the state.

BJP leader Vijay Jolly, also the joint convenor of the party's foreign cell, termed the remarks a "foreign intervention in India's internal affairs".

"Describing Modi as a 'dictator' is intolerable. Tarnishing the image of a democratically elected chief minister by visiting German officials is unacceptable. This is undiplomatic and unfair to the Indian cause," Jolly said.

"The single-day visit to Ahmedabad city, meeting Gujarat Congress leaders Shakti Singh Gohil and former MP Madhusudan Mistry and commenting that 'Christian conversion activity was becoming difficult under the new religious freedom law enacted by Gujarat government' is an alarming, mischievous act and comment by the visiting German MPs," Jolly added.

The party announced it is organising a protest outside the German embassy in New Delhi on Monday.