‘India has a weak PM’: Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi on H-1B visa, Kashmir issue

With the Trump administration looking to revamp the H-1B visa programme which allows Indian techies to work for US companies, PM Modi was expected to bring up the issue during his meeting with the President. The Hindu reported that the "issue was notable for its absence" during his visit.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2017 3:00 pm
Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi Modi, H1-b visa, “India has a weak PM,” tweets the Office of Rahul Gandhi.

“India has a weak PM.” These were words tweeted by the office of Rahul Gandhi’s handle, attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to raise the H-1B visa issue with the US administration during his last month’s visit to Washington. The tweet also carried a screenshot of another news report by The Hindu on the MEA having no qualms about the US using the term “Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir”, while designating Hizbul Mujhahideen commander Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

With the Trump administration looking to revamp the H-1B visa programme which allows Indian techies to work for US companies, PM Modi was expected to bring up the issue during his meeting with the President. The Hindu, citing a source, reported that the “issue was notable for its absence” during PM Modi’s visit.

“In any case, the H-1B programme is undergoing a legislative review and there’s not much the executive branch can do,” according to The Hindu source.

“India may suffer disproportionately from changes to the H-1B visa regime, but that’s because it had also gained disproportionately from the 25-year old programme that allows U.S. tech companies to import skilled labour for skill sets that aren’t locally available,” the source said.

On the “Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir” issue, MEA last week said: “The use of the term ‘Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir’ merely affirms our position that Syed Salahuddin has been involved in cross-border terrorism in India”.

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    Amresh Sharma
    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm
    Bacha Hai Italian maa ka Congress ki virasat ka Eklota Akhri chirag Congress's yani Nehru ki Khandani Estate Bhadve ne Desh ko Apni Jagir ki tarah apne varis. Ko dediya or Janata ye nahin Jan payi ki azadi milchuki hai . parjatanta ka Matlab aaj bhi Hndustan ki Janta ko nahi pata.Ab Ye Nehru Indra ki kamyabi Hai Jo desh pichad Kar rehgaya Aaj desh Jag Raha Hai to Rahul ko Dengi Ka Machhar Kat raha Hai abhi kuch din bad is Rahul ko Ebola ka virus lage ga.paglagaya hai. bhen se Sadi ka parposal laya Tha hum Mana kardiye Ayashon. Ke khandan see kon rishta jod badnami le,
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      svs
      Jul 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm
      The US Visa program is decided by the house Senate. The President has little to do with it. As large powerful companies are affected by it, they will take it up as it is in their interest also. Of course, one cannot expect Rahul to understand these subtle nuances of foreign policy as he visits India very infrequently. But he should take his advisers to task for making him look stupid.
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        Ivan
        Jul 5, 2017 at 6:03 pm
        Even the beloved Pappu has figured out Modi. Fly around the world making speeches and giving hugs > Leave everything to the ministers when the going gets hot, but be sure to claim credit when it is safe.
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          Sangat Singh
          Jul 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm
          Pappu ji, you have misguided analytical mind. Please request your guides to streamlne your thought process.
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            N rao
            Jul 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm
            Man! this guy is dumb
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              awarabadal
              Jul 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm
              Rahul G seems to forget that the whole country is paying a very heavy price for his family's ic decisions. There was Sardar Patel who brought all the states into the Union. Pandit Nehru had just Kashmir and he ed that up royally. Why was he even made the PM? And then we had three PMs for 10 long years, and they gave us a lot. Inflation in double digits, free falling economy, and the highest ever corruption. So the Prince in Waiting needs to explain his standard measure??
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                TIHAEwale
                Jul 5, 2017 at 5:49 pm
                Rahul could not have put more bluntly that Feku56 is all gas
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                  jk
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm
                  Weak with 56 inch ka seena... Seena has become Meena ka seena!!
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