Leaders and supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party staged a protest outside the German Consulate office here on Tuesday, condemning the recent remarks made against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by a visiting German delegation.

The delegation of five MPs from the country's ruling coalition Christian Democratic Union had endorsed the European Union decision not to grant Mr. Modi a visa.

The agitators said the delegation, which had gone to Gujarat to assess the condition of minorities there, called Mr. Modi “a dictator.” It also commented on the Anti-conversion Bill passed by the State legislature.

Party supporters raised slogans decrying the German Republic. A delegation including Mumbai BJP president Gopal Shetty, the former Union Minister Ram Naik, the former State Minister Raj K. Purohit and Atul Shah met Consul-General Walter Spechel.

In a memorandum, they demanded “an unqualified apology from the German Republic for hurting the sentiments of the people of India.”

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