The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of India on Tuesday cancelled the business visa of Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed and issued a notice to him asking to immediately leave India. Ferdous Ahmed has been blacklisted from the country.
This comes after the actor violated his visa conditions by campaigning for Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal. MHA Seeks Report on Bangladeshi Actor Ferdous Ahmed Campaigning For TMC in West Bengal.The Indian Home Ministry asked for a report from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) after Ferdous’ presence at TMC roadshow triggered controversy. The Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) Kolkata has been asked to follow the orders, the Home Ministry said.
On Monday, the actor campaigned in North Dinajpur. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India claiming Ahmed's campaigning violated Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
BJP leader Sisir Bajoria and Jay Prakash Majumdar met West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ariz Aftab and urged him to take appropriate action.
Reportedly, the actor campaigned for Kanhaiyalal Agrawal, a TMC candidate, who is contesting from Raiganj Parliamentary seat.