Shiv Sena warns US Trade Represenative Office of 'grave consequences' for taking India of list of developing nations

The Shiv Sena has said that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) taking India off the developing country list ahead of President Donald Trump's visit has landed India into a crisis

Asian News International February 15, 2020 14:51:22 IST
Shiv Sena warns US Trade Represenative Office of 'grave consequences' for taking India of list of developing nations
  • The Shiv Sena has said that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) taking India off the developing country list ahead of President Donald Trump's visit has landed India into a crisis

  • India is not a developed country and now it will no more avail the benefits that a developing nation gets. However, our Prime Minister will find a way out and will convert the bitter gourd sent by Trump into a sweet, the party said

  • Ahead of Trump's visit on 24 and 25 February the US removed India from the list of developing countries

New Delhi: The Shiv Sena has said that the United States Trade Representative (USTR) taking India off the developing country list ahead of President Donald Trump's visit has landed India into a crisis.

"The Trump administration has thrown a 'googly'. India is now no more a developing country but a developed nation. This is a big crisis for India. India is miles away from the status of developed countries on parameters
like education, health, employment, cleanliness and poverty alleviation," the party said through its mouthpiece Saamana.

"India is not a developed country and now it will no more avail the benefits that a developing nation gets. However, our Prime Minister will find a way out and will convert the bitter gourd sent by Trump into a sweet," the editorial said.

"This bitter gourd adversely affecting India's global trade prospects came at a time when the central government and Gujarat administration are making arrangements for Donald Trump's visit and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is himself monitoring it," it added.

Ahead of Trump's visit on 24 and 25 February the US removed India from the list of developing countries. The USTR office has classified India as a developed economy, ineligible for benefits given by Washington to developing countries.

Updated Date:

also read

Constitution greater than any president, says Elon Musk responding to Donald Trump
World

Constitution greater than any president, says Elon Musk responding to Donald Trump

Trump’s comments came after Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, said he would reveal how Twitter engaged in 'free speech suppression' leading up to the 2020 election

Donald Trump knew about top executives' tax fraud scheme, says prosecutor
World

Donald Trump knew about top executives' tax fraud scheme, says prosecutor

The tax fraud case is the only trial to arise from the three-year investigation of Trump and his business practices by the Manhattan district attorney's office

Trump talk of ending constitutional rules draws sharp rebukes
World

Trump talk of ending constitutional rules draws sharp rebukes

Even by Trump's unorthodox standards, the suggestion of ignoring the Constitutional standards that form the foundation of the American political system was stunning