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Office of the Spokesman
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March 18, 2005
Question Taken at March 18, 2005, Daily Press Briefing

Denial of Visa Application and Revocation of Visa for Gujarati Chief Minister Narendra Modi (Taken Question)

Question:   When did the U.S. deny a diplomatic visa to India's Chief Minister of Gujarat state, Mr. Narendra Modi? When did the U.S. revoke his existing tourist/business visa?

Answer:   The American Embassy in New Delhi denied the diplomatic visa application of Chief Minister Narendra Modi on March 18, 2005 under section 214(b) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. The business/visitor visa held by Chief Minister Modi was revoked pursuant to section 212(a)(2)(G) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act at the same time.

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