Vadodara, March 19, 2005
Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA)
in US has decided to cancel invitation to Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi following the decision
of Bush administration to deny him a visa to travel
to the country.
This was stated by Mike Patel, founder chairman of
the Association and advisor on minorities to the US
President George W Bush while talking to the agency
over phone from America on Saturday night.
Patel said Gujaratis settled in USA have decided
to stand by the decision of the US administration
onThe the visa issue.
He said, "We support the decision of the American
government on this issue."
Patel pleaded with Modi to expedite the process of
justice for the riot victims in Gujarat and should
help in removing whatever obstacles come in the way
of giving speedy justice.
He said Modi should try to sort out all the problems
and issues as early as possible. He also pleaded with
the people of Gujarat not to boycott the goods of
American companies because lot of Gujaratis are also
settled in America and many are in queue for getting
visas to US.
Modi was scheduled to address the AAHOA in Fort Lauderada,
Florida, during his five-day visit to US from March