Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi dubs Narendra Modi a weak PM

Rahul Gandhi dubbed Narendra Modi as a weak PM for not raising the issue of H-1B visa in his talks with Donald Trump.

Published: 05th July 2017 03:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2017 08:28 PM   |  A+A-

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Taking an aggressive stance after coming back from nearly three weeks long vacations, Congress vice-president hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi  by calling him "weak".

Congress scion also critictised PM Modi’s visit to Washington by calling it a mere a photo opportunity.

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi from his twitter handle tweeted that "'India has a weak PM', for  accepting the US referring to Kashmir as "Indian-administered Kashmir" and for not bringing up the contentious H-1B visa issue.

While putting out some links of media clipping, official handle of Rahul Gandhi said "H-1B didn't figure in Modi-Trump talks" and "MEA accepts US use of 'administered Kashmir'".

Supporting Rahul Gandhi’s statement, the Congress also tweeted, "While it was a great photo opportunity, the main issues were bypassed on Narendra Modi's trip to the United States. #Unfruitful #WeakModi." It also posted a picture captioned 'no priority for Indian interests' along with the tweet.

"PM Modi should have made an effort to ensure that issues of visas and the tech industry were discussed," it tweeted.                

The Congress had yesterday attacked Modi over his frequent foreign trips, saying they had not benefited India "even a bit" and that only time would tell about the gains from his current visit to Israel.

Senior AICC spokesperson and former Delhi minister Ajay Maken claimed Modi's last "64 visits in more than 3 years" have catered only to domestic Indian audience through "televised shows" instead of ensuring concrete gains for the country. In fact, his party had earlier urged PM Modi before leaving for Washington to take up during his meeting with Trump, the issues of H-1B visa, racial attacks on Indians and cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.

But after the statement by the US department over Kashmir, the ministry of external affairs came to play down the usage of "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" by the US by saying terms have been used in the past too.

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