Narendra Modi's US visit disappointing: Cong leader Anand Sharma

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Cong terms Modi's US visit disappointing
New Delhi, Oct 1:  The Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit was "disappointing" as there were "no major takeaways" from the trip.

"When you look at the outcome, it is definitely disappointing. There are no major takeaways of this much hyped visit," Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma told the media here.

He said an atmosphere was created where everybody got excited and people started believing that the world is going to change and there would be major agreements between the two countries.

Sharma said there was nothing new in defence pacts or discussions on terrorism.

"That India and the United States have a strategic partnership, this is not new. There are many aspects to this. The nuclear agreement of 2008 was inked by (former PM) Manmohan Singh and it is good that a BJP prime minister is showing interest in this," he said.

Sharma added: "But it is important that Manmohan Singh had put his government at stake and the BJP had opposed it. I want to put that on record."

Modi returns home on Wednesday from a five-day visit to the US.

IANS

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