BJP Asks Congress Not To Indulge In ‘Petty Politics’ Over US President Donald Trump’s India Visit

IANSSaturday, February 22, 2020 4:06 pm IST
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in India on 24 February for a two-day visit 
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in India on 24 February for a two-day visit 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday (22 February) told the Congress not to do "petty politics" over US President Donald Trump's two-day visit to India during which he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said India's stature across the world is rapidly growing, and termed the Trump-Modi meet as the "meeting of world's largest and oldest democracies".

"It's a matter of happiness... why the Congress is in pain?" Patra said, adding that the party should not worry about the interest of the country.

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to visit India on 24-25 February.

"Meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Chinese President Xi Jingping in Mahabalipuram, and now Trump... is a result of PM Modi's hard work," the BJP leader said.

Slamming the Congress, he said: "What did the Congress government do after the 26/11 terror attacks?"

"The entire world stood in solidarity with PM Modi when his government conducted the surgical strikes," he said.

"Today, the US is sharing the latest technologies with India. This did not happen earlier during the Congress-led UPA regime. India-US cooperation has also increased in every field of trade and security," he said.

"There should not be petty politics over certain things... and large-heartedness should be shown. The government is for everyone... the government of India represents everyone," he said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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