Sadiq Khan today accused the Prime Minister of getting it ‘badly wrong’ when she scrapped visas allowing Indian students to work in the UK.
London’s mayor, on a six day trip to India and Pakistan, called on Mrs May to reinstate the post-study work visas she scrapped in 2012.
Former mayor Boris Johnson failed to persuade ministers to keep the visas system when he visited India on a trade mission five years ago.
India is regarded as a key target for a trade deal with the UK following Brexit. Indian companies already invest more in Britain than the 27 EU countries combined.
Mr Khan attacked the Prime Minister in a speech to business leaders and entrepreneurs in Mumbai.