After the Ministry of Home Affairs cancelled Bangladeshi star Ferdous Ahmed's business visa and issued a notice to him to leave India, one more Bangladeshi actor, Gazi Abdun Noor, has been asked to leave India, said MHA sources.
Noor had attended a political rally in Dumdum, West Bengal.
His visa had also expired. Sources have said that the MHA is taking appropriate action regarding his overstay in contravention of visa validity.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday cancelled Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed’s business visa and issued him a leave India notice, blacklisting him for election campaigning in the country.
The development came following a furore being created over the Bangladeshi star campaigning for Trinamool candidate from Raiganj Lok Sabha seat Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal in North Dinajpur on April 14. Accompanied by Bengali actors Ankush and Payal, Ahmed had also participated in a roadshow from Karandighi to Islampur.
As per sources, the action was taken by the Home Affairs Ministry after receiving a report from the Bureau of Immigration regarding visa violations committed by him. The FRRO in Kolkata has been asked to ensure his compliance.
Earlier on Tuesday, the BJP had moved the Election Commission and filed a complaint against Trinamool for using the actor for their election campaign.
Speaking on the controversy of Bangladeshi actors campaigning for Trinamool, the party said:
"Ferdous Ahmed who is campaigning in Islampur and Madan Mitra is campaigning with Gaji Noor, another Bangladeshi actor. Mamata Banerjee is explaining her weakness through these actions. Trinamool is useless and she cannot trust anyone. Till now her campaign involved many film stars from the Bengali film industry, now she is unable to trust even those. She has always sought the Muslim vote, but now she is bringing Bangladeshi actors and making them campaign for her.