U.S. lawmakers invite divisive Indian Hindu nationalist to visit

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By Ross Colvin NEW DELHI, March 28 (Reuters) - A visiting U.S. congressional delegation on Thursday invited the chief minister of India's Gujarat state, Narendra Modi, to the United States, despite the fact that Washington has denied him a visa since 2005 because of deadly religious riots. The invitation was a symbolic victory for Modi, a popular but divisive Hindu nationalist leader who is widely seen as harbouring ambitions to become prime minister in 2014 and ...

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