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Rahul Gandhi calls Modi a 'weak PM' for not raising H-1B issue with Trump

Gandhi tweeted some links of media reports that said "H- 1B didn't figure in Modi-Trump talks"

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

Vice President on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister as a "weak PM" for not raising the issue of in his talks with President and for playing down the use of the term "Indian- administered Kashmir" by the

The on its Twitter handle also criticised Modi's 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-talks" and "accepts US use of 'administered Kashmir'".

"has a weak PM," he tweeted.

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

The today tweeted, "While it was a great photo opportunity, the main issues were bypassed on Narendra Modi's trip to the #Unfruitful #WeakModi."

It also posted a picture captioned 'no priority for Indian interests' along with the tweet.

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

The Congress had yesterday 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

Senior AICC spokesperson Ajay Maken claimed Modi's last "64 visits in more than 3 years" have 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 during his meeting with Trump, the issues of H-1B visa, racial attacks on Indians and cross-border from Pakistan.

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 15:12 IST