New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Describing US President Donald Trump’s standalone visit to India as a landmark moment in the Indo-US ties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday slammed the Congress for its skepticism and asked why it didn’t allow former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to develop the kind of rapport Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with global leaders.
Addressing the media at the party headquarters, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, “Did 10 Janpath allow Manmohan Singh to establish the kind of rapport that Modi has with international leaders?”
He also said Trump had said on several occasions that Prime Minister Modi was a hard bargainer.
Hitting out at the Congress, Patra said why it was upset when the country’s stature was being raised globally. Saying that Trump’s visit will be a landmark moment in the Indo-US relationships, he advised the Congress to “start taking pride in the nation’s achievements”.
“It’s a meeting of the world’s largest and the oldest democracies. It should be celebrated,” Patra said.
Slamming the Congress, he said due to Modi’s hardwork “India’s relations with other countries have further strengthened”.