As head of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind, Chowdhury is one of the most influential minority leaders of the state and has been a voracious critic of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and pan-India NRC.
Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Toufique Hasan could not be contacted for a comment. Repeated calls to Hasan's mobile number went unanswered. Several other senior officials of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission were also unavailable for comment.
"We are really surprised to know about such a development. It's really shocking to see that Bangladesh has denied visa to a minister from West Bengal," a senior TMC leader said.
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