Gujarat remains an important state for American investment:US
However, it refrained from making any comment on the just concluded Assembly elections in the state, terming it as a domestic Indian politics, and also on the issue of visa to Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Chief Minister, saying there has been no change on its policy in this regard.
"Gujarat remains an important state for American investment, and has shown itself to be a very welcoming environment where American businesses flourish," a State Department spokesperson said.
"We continue to promote and encourage investment there, and we continue to engage with Gujarat across a broad range of issues: trade, investment, energy, university linkages, and people-to-people exchanges," the spokesperson said.
Describing it as a matter of "domestic Indian politics" the spokesperson refused to entertain any question on the just concluded Assembly elections in Gujarat.
Next month a large American delegation led by US India Business Council (USIBC) is travelling to Ahmedabad to attend the "Vibrant Gujarat" summit. The delegation is likely to meet Gujarat Chief Minister Modi.
Meanwhile, prominent American newspapers reported the results of the Gujarat Assembly elections – which is rarely done by US dailies.
"Modi wins 3rd term as state leader, setting stage for prime ministerial bid" headlined The Washington Post article.
The paper said that by this win Modi has