New Delhi: A war of words has ensued after the Congress mocked the Modi government for apparently promising US President Donald Trump a warm reception by 70 lakh people in Ahmedabad as Trump along with his delegation arrives in India on February 24. Also Read - PM Modi Unlikely to Accompany Donald Trump For His Visit to Taj Mahal: Report
The Congress took a potshot at this huge arrangement despite no promise of trade deals and posted a mocking advertisement offering jobs to at least 69 lakh people. The job description includes waving at US President Donald Trump while the salary is ‘achhe din’.
Hitting out at the Congress over its scepticism about US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, the BJP on Saturday asked the opposition party why it is unhappy when the country’s stature is being raised globally. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, party spokesperson Sambit Patra said Trump’s visit will be a landmark moment in the Indo-US relationship and advised the Congress to “start taking pride in the nation’s achievements”.
“This is a meeting of the world’s largest and oldest democracies and it should be celebrated,” he said. Did 10 Janpath allow Manmohan Singh to establish the kind of rapport that PM Narendra Modi has with international leaders, the BJP asked.