Amarinder Asks PM What New He Achieved During US Visit

Published: 01st October 2014 06:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2014 06:15 PM   |  A+A-


CHANDIGARH: Asking what was the new outcome of the just-concluded US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Amarinder Singh today said Modi's stand on economy was "vague at best and self contradictory at worst".

The Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha asked the Prime Minister to spell out to the nation as what new and fresh he achieved for the country from his recent US visit.

Asserting that Modi's stand on economy was "vague at best and self contradictory at worst", he said, "Let us see how much fresh investment has been promised and how much is delivered."

"While on the one hand he is extending invite to the investors abroad, at home his government and his party have vigorously been opposing several reforms like the foreign direct investment in the retail sector," he said.

"Hype and hyperbole apart, the Indo-US strategic partnership is a long and continuous process and it would be wrong to relate it with one single event or one single visit

of a Prime Minister to that country," he remarked in a statement issued here.

He asked the Prime Minister that the "nation was curious to know as what were your substantial achievements during the current visit which the previous government had not been able to do".

"As the dust starts to settle down over the PM's recent US visit, it emerges that at best Modi has been able to get a commitment over the continuation of the strategic partnership between India and the US built up by previous UPA government," Amarinder said.

Pointing out that whether it is taking further the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, which incidentally the BJP had opposed so vigorously and had brought a No-Confidence Motion against the UPA government over it, or announcing to set up an Indo-US Inter agency to speed up setting of US built nuclear reactors in India, he said there is nothing new that has come out of the visit.

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