India has a weak PM, tweets Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi posted screengrabs of two headlines from The Hindu newspaper on Twitter, with the caption: ?India has a weak Prime Minister?. Photograph: (Getty)
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Narendra Modi is a “weak PM” for not bringing up the H-1B visa issue during his recent meeting with Trump and for accepting the United States’ reference to Jammu and Kashmir as “Indian-administered Kashmir”.
Gandhi posted screengrabs of two headlines from The Hindu newspaper on Twitter, with the caption: “India has a weak PM”.
The first headline reads, “H-1B didn’t figure in Modi-Trump talks.” While the second headline reads, “MEA accepts US use of ‘administered Kashmir’.”
The headlines refer to Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States and his meeting with President Donald Trump.
The US on June 26, referred to Kashmir as “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir”, while designating Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as “global terrorist”.
Last week, India’s foreign ministry said the term “Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir” only reiterated India’s claim that Syed Salahuddin was responsible for cross-border terrorism against the country.
“Similar term has been used in the State Department’s country reports on terrorism brought out every year, including in the period 2010-2013, in the context of cross-border terrorism perpetrated on India. India’s consistent position that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India is well known,” foreign ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said.