Donald Trump, during the first presidential debate ahead of the US polls, raised questions over the credibility of India's COVID-19 tally.
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on October 1 took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him, in a tweet, if he would hold another 'Namaste Trump' rally to honour his 'dear friend' after US President Donald Trump questioned the credibility of India's COVID-19 figures.
"Will Mr Modi hold another 'Namaste Trump!' rally to honour his dear friend?" he asked, taking a dig at PM Modi over the grand event held in Ahmedabad during the US President's India visit in February.
Chidambaram's dig came after Trump, during the first presidential debate ahead of the US polls, raised questions over the credibility of India's COVID-19 tally, claiming that it was among the countries that do not accurately disclose the number of deaths due to the pandemic.
During the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad in February, the US President had announced three defence deals and had called PM Modi a 'tough negotiator' while saying that America "will always be faithful and loyal friends to the Indian people."
Mr Donald Trump clubs India with China and Russia and accused the three countries of hiding the number of COVID deaths
He also accused the three countries for causing the most air pollution.
Will Mr Modi hold another ‘Namaste Trump!’ rally to honour his dear friend?— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) October 1, 2020