"We said he (Modi) is free to apply for a visa and we'll make a decision based on the process that we have in place here," State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf told reporters at her daily news conference on Friday.

In 2005, the State Department had revoked a visa that Modi had for travelling to US in the wake of the 2002 riots in Gujarat.

United States has repeatedly said that there is no change in its long-standing visa policy relating to Modi but he is free to apply for a visa and await a review like any other applicant.

When asked about comments made by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a recent interview on 1984 riots, Harf said, "I haven't seen those comments."

 (Agencies)

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