The Union Home Ministry today cancelled the visa of Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed, after he campaigned for the Trinamool Congress in north Bengal. It has further ordered the actor to leave the country and blacklisted him.
“After receiving report from Bureau of Immigration regarding visa violations committed by a Bangladesh National Mr Ferdous Ahmed, MHA has cancelled his business visa and issued him a leave India notice. He also has been blacklisted,” a home ministry statement said.
Several TV channels and regional media showed images of the Bangladeshi actor campaigning for Trinamool’s Lok Sabha candidate Kanaia Lal Agarwal from Raiganj in North Dinajpur district.
Raiganj is keenly-fought seat with Agarwal locked in a triangular contest with Congress’s Deepa Dasmunshi and CPI-M’s Mohammad Salim. Raiganj will vote during the second phase of the Lok Sabha election on April 18. The counting of votes of the seven-phased polls will be held on May 23