Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has questioned the need for spending so much of money welcoming US President Donald Trump. He added that Donald is not Lord Rama
Bengaluru: The entire nation is waiting to welcome US President Donald Trump as he lands in Ahmedabad.
But the Congress has its own reasons to doubt President’s travel to India.
One of its senior leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury lashed out at PM Modi for arranging a lavish tour for the American President.
Speaking to ANI, he said, "It is not clear what India will gain from this. India will see 'Namaste Trump'. Modi ji is spending crores of rupees to make Trump happy. Trump said Modi ji promised him 10 million people who will welcome US President. What is the need for this? Trump is not Lord Rama, then why is the need for spending so much amount of money."
He further added, "Trump is using Indian soil for this election campaign. There are many Gujaratis living in the US whose votes are important for Trump. US President said that there will not be any trade deal. Earlier, US President used to meet principal Opposition party leaders. Now there is nothing like that."
Quite naturally, the BJP is not happy with the Congressman’s comments. Its spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said, “The bilateral meeting between Trump and Modi should never be a ground for any kind of political slugfest. Congress has degenerated itself into a fringe group by making irrelevant comments on the proposed meeting. To gain traction in media, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are acting as social media trolls. Foreign policy is not their cup of tea.”
President’s sojourn to India has seen a lot of politics going on. Last week, as a protocol measure, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy were left out from being a part of Melania’s visit to a Delhi government school.
But the AAP tried to indict Modi for a decision taken by Americal security agencies.
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Last Updated Feb 24, 2020, 11:49 AM IST