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BJP to create mutual goodwill and trust with US: Rajnath

The BJP, if voted to power, will create an atmosphere of ‘mutual goodwill and trust’ with the US, party president Rajnath Singh said here, asking America to look at India as a long-term strategic partner and ‘not merely as a transactional’ relationship.

Besides strongly raising India's concerns over H-1B visa issues as mentioned in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, Singh said the BJP-govt would give new impetus to Indo-US ties, which is not only in the interest of the largest democratic countries of the world, but also in interest of regional and global peace, stability and prosperity. ‘If we come to power, we will create an atmosphere of mutual good will and trust between our two countries so that all the perceptional problems can be automatically overcome and substantive issues resolved through mutual dialogue,’ Singh said on first day of Washington trip.

‘The US should not look its relationship with India as merely transactional relations, but as a long-term strategic partnership,’ Singh said in a series of close door meetings attended by experts from various think-tanks, key Congressional staff, policy-makers, officials, academicians and those from the corporate world. Participants of these meetings, according to sources, shared their frustration with India, in particular in the trade and business sector, to which Singh is believed to have said that  BJP is in favour of taking reform process forward.
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