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Manish Tewari says Narendra Modi played the drum beautifully but nothing came out of Japan visit

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 2:07pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: ANI

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit as unsuccessful, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said it was a visit with a lot of sound and fury, and no substance. "If you step back and look at the Prime Minister's visit to Japan where he may have played the drum beautifully, but except for that, there is nothing that came out of the visit. There was a lot of sound and fury and no substance," Tewari told ANI here.

"Prime Minister's visit to Japan should really be measured on the touch stone of whether there was any substantive progress on the question of getting access to nuclear technology. And on that score, the Prime Minister's visit has been completely unsuccessful," he added. Tewari further said, "He may have created euphoria about the bullet trains, but the 'aam aadmi' of this country doesn't travel in bullet trains. They travel in regular trains. So, therefore, there is a need to make the railway system of this country efficient so that the common man is able to avail of it in a comfortable manner."

Prime Minister Modi left for home this morning after completing a five-day visit to Japan during which he held summit-level talks with his counterpart Shinzo Abe. India and Japan decided to enhance cooperation in defence and other strategic areas during his visit. 

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