New Delhi: Ghazi Noor is a Bangladeshi citizen and an actor in that country. However, his interest in elections in India has come under suspicion. The actor has been campaigning for the Trinamool Congress candidates in West Bengal.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) took note of the incident and has asked the actor to leave the country saying that he has overstayed in the country in contravention of visa validity. The BJP on Wednesday had complained to the Election Commission against Noor’s campaigning for TMC candidate, Sougata Roy, in Dum Dum constituency in West Bengal. The complaint comes after a video surfaced showing Noor campaigning for Roy in alleged violation of the election moral code of conduct.
BJP West Bengal Vice President, Jay Prakash Majumdar, said, “This act is in violation of the terms of visa and yet another case of a foreigner actively influencing the electoral process. This is a gross violation of the basics of democratic structure.”
Noor’s visa had expired and appropriate action is also being taken on his overstay in contravention of visa validity.
This follows after MHA cancelled the business visa and asked another Bangladeshi actor, Ferdous Ahmed, to leave the country. He has since been blacklisted. The actor too campaigned for the TMC in West Bengal.
The Bureau of Immigration reported to the Home Ministry about the visa violations by the actor. MHA’s response comes after the report was submitted.