No H1B Visa Talks in Trump Meet, India Has a ‘Weak PM’, Says RaGa

The Congress on its Twitter handle also criticised Modi’s US visit, saying it was merely a photo opportunity.

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Rahul Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on 5 July, dubbed Narendra Modi as a "weak PM" for not raising the issue of H-1B visa during his talks with US President Donald Trump and for playing down the use of the term "Indian-administered Kashmir" by the US.

The Congress took to Twitter to criticise Modi's US visit, saying it was merely a photo opportunity and the main issues were bypassed. Gandhi tweeted some links of media reports that said "H-1B didn't figure in Modi-Trump talks" and "MEA accepts US use of 'administered Kashmir'". "India has a weak PM," he tweeted.

India had played down the usage of "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir" by the US in a statement issued during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country last month, saying similar terms have been used in the past too.

The Congress on Wednesday tweeted:

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

The Congress had, on 4 July, 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.

The Congress had earlier urged Modi to take up the issues of H-1B visa, racial attacks on Indians and cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, during his meeting with Trump.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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