India has a weak PM, tweets Rahul Gandhi

RSTV Bureau

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

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,” Gandhi tweeted.

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Photo - PTI

File photo of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
Photo – PTI

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 its Twitter handle also criticised Modi’s US visit, saying it was merely a photo opportunity and the main issues were bypassed.

The Congress 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,” the handle said.

On Tuesday, the Congress attacked Modi for his frequent foreign trips, saying that they had not benefited India “even a bit.”

Senior party spokesperson Ajay Maken claimed that Modi’s “64 visits in more than 3 years” catered only to domestic Indian audience through “televised shows” instead of ensuring concrete gains for the country.

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, in his meeting with Trump.