National BJP Leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal today congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party led Narendra Modi Government for granting life time Indian visa to PIO's ( People of Indian Origin). Talking with the media persons at Bohapur, Ludhiana Grewal said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Madison Square Garden address in USA on 28 September 2014 had promised to do so and within 48 hours latter the GOI in its gazette notification on 30 September announced the implementation of the scheme. He said that it's very miraculous, speedy and heart warming.
Grewal said that Hon'ble Prime of India Narendra Modi Government which promises and delivers has glued NRIs and PIOs worldwide with motherland India claimed. He said that PIO cards valid for life time of cardholders and now not to report to local Police Stations even if their visit exceeds 180 days shall benefit millions of Indians worldwide, this shall avoid un-necessary hardships to PIOs. Grewal also welcomes Prime Minister's announcement at MSG, New York recently that PIO scheme shall be merged with OCI ( Overseas Citizens of India ) scheme, and US citizens shall enjoy new visa rights like 10 years India visa. He claimed that it shall strengthen Indo- US friendly and business relations. And Indian Diaspora bonds with the mother India.
Grewal said that it's a historic decision by a planning, moving, working and implementing Prime Minister of India Hon'ble Narendra Modi led Indian Government. He said that there is all round jubilation and celebrations among the NRIs and PIOs all around the globe and messages of Congratulations are pouring from all across the world to Central Bharatiya Janata Party Office.