Samskruthi, a community organization in Bahrain affiliated with the BJP, has denied claims circulating on social media that its members had taken money from Indians in exchange for promises to get their pictures clicked with PM Narendra Modi on his visit to Bahrain last month.
This follows allegations by an unknown woman, who has put out voice clips that three members of Samskruthi took money from her husband and promised him VIP passes along with a photo opportunity with PM Modi. Samskruthi officials have responded with a circular calling the allegations “fabricated and baseless”. A representative of the organization revealed that they have started legal action against the allegations.
Prime Minister Modi was in Bahrain on a maiden two day trip on August 24 and 25, and he had addressed an 18,000 strong Indian diaspora on August 24 at the Bahrain National Stadium. The Indian Embassy in Bahrain issued passes to the community after due diligence and checks.