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Mr. Obama's trip to India may not be the great diplomatic success that the administration was hoping for. Our friends in the world's most populous democracy are getting steamed over the state department's heavy handed tactics. High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in.

Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number, Maharashtra's top politicians and bureaucrats have decided to pay it back in the same currency. While the home minister and the home secretary have declined to attend an event graced by President Barack Obama, four others, including chief minister Ashok Chavan and deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are mulling the same.

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 8:59 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number


    So, basically, the US will demand proof of residency for political officials outside the US, but you don't have to prove you are a resident inside the US! No wonder he has no immigration policy. He doesn't get it!!!!

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:18 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Everyone has seen his birth certificate. I doubt it would be a big deal.


    One would think, in these times, that heads of state and anyone who deals with international politics would understand the need for high security, including showing identification papers.


    Another mountain out of a molehill. . .

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 9:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • maybe they are worried the Real Housewives of DC-couple will crash the events..again.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:15 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • So what you're saying is that he not only Doesn't Get that the US citizen is feeling his eff ups, but the foreign diplomats are too? More Inadequacy within the O administration, no surprises there.

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:16 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Oh I wish they would. They should demand it before letting him into any Indian gov't building.
    mhaney03

    Answer by mhaney03 at 9:02 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • "So, basically, the US will demand proof of residency for political officials outside the US..."

    If they are coming into the consulate, then isn't that considered US soil?
    DEpley

    Answer by DEpley at 10:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Here we go again. . . no information, no useful references. . . just another opportunity to take pointless pot-shots at the president because some people have taken a serial dislike to him.


    I'm waiting for the post that derides the way he ties his shoes or whether he prefers his iced tea to be with or without sugar.  Drivel.  Pure drivel and nothing more.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 11:26 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • I agree js.. Nothing useful here, just mindless drivel.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 1:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Another mountain out of a molehill. . .


    pretty much.....
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:12 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • BTW, with the recent terror attempts, you would REALLY think people would understand SECURITY..


    One mail bomb was 17 mins from EXPOLDING

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:12 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

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